alleged drone attack on the Kremlin. According to the latest reports, Russian authorities have accused Ukraine of attempting to attack the Kremlin with two drones overnight in an effort to assassinate President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin has called this a “terrorist act” and said that Russian military and security forces “disabled” the drones before they could strike.
Russian authorities have accused Ukraine of attempting to attack the Kremlin with two drones overnight in an effort to assassinate President Vladimir Putin. The alleged attack attempt has been decried by the Kremlin as a “terrorist act,” and Russian military and security forces claim to have disabled the drones before they could strike. The Kremlin has not provided any evidence to back up its account, including the allegation of an assassination attempt.
The Kremlin’s statement, which did not explain what caused the drones to break up, said no casualties were reported, and debris from the unmanned aerial vehicles fell on the grounds of the seat of Russia’s government but did not cause any damage. A video published on a local Moscow news Telegram channel showed what appeared to be smoke rising over the Kremlin.
According to the text accompanying the video, residents of a nearby apartment building reported hearing bangs and seeing smoke at around 2:30 a.m. local time (7:30 p.m. Eastern.) However, the posted footage cannot be independently verified.
Kyiv has categorically denied involvement in the attack. “We do not attack the Kremlin because, first of all, it does not solve any military problems. Absolutely. And this is extremely disadvantageous from the point of view of preparing our offensive measures,” Ukraine’s presidential advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak, said.
The Kremlin has threatened to retaliate against Kyiv, and Dmitry Peskov, Kremlin spokesman, has stated that Russia retains the right to respond “when and where it sees fit.” A lawmaker who represents Crimea in Moscow, Mikhail Sheremet, has even suggested that the Kremlin should order a missile strike on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s residence in Kyiv in retaliation for Wednesday’s alleged incident.