Ukraine‘s security service announced Monday that it had stopped an attempted coup that would have “played into Russia’s hands.”

Why it matters: The alleged plot is the latest attempt to destabilize the Ukrainian government, which has become a common occurrence since Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

  • Since the start of the war, there have been dozens of Russian-organized attempts to assassinate Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
  • It’s not yet clear if the organizers of the coup attempt are connected to Russia.

Driving the news: The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said Monday that a group of organizers had been planning to stage a rally in Kyiv’s city center on June 30 and then spark a riot.