The United States of America and Europe are
weighing up plans for President Volodymyr
Zelensky to escape Kyiv and establish the Ukrainian
government in exile.
According to CNN, the US and European officials
are in discussion on how the West would support a
government-in-exile led by Zelensky should the
President have to flee Kyiv, western officials tell
The discussions included how to help the Ukrainian
leader and his aides and top government officials
move to Lviv in western Ukraine.
Also, among other things, is the possibility that the
Ukrainian President and his aides would be forced
to flee the country entirely and establish a new
government in neighbouring Poland
No decisions have been reached on this at the
moment as the discussions are only preliminary.
The top U.S and European officials are said to have
been wary of presenting this issue directly before
Zelensky, who reportedly wants to stay in Kyiv and
defend his country.
The President is said to so far turn down
conversations that focus on anything other than
boosting Ukraine in its fight against Russia, two
western diplomats explained.
Also, there have also been discussions about
sending one or two members of the Ukrainian
government to an external location where a
government could be set up in case the country’s
capital city and Zelensky is unwilling or unable to
“The Ukrainians have plans in place that I’m not
going to talk about or get into any detail about to
make sure that there is continuity of government
one way or another, and I’m going to leave it at
that,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS on