Russia says Ukraine made an attempt on Putin: drones tried to hit the Kremlin
The press service of Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Ukraine tried to strike the Kremlin at night in order to assassinate the dictator. Allegedly two drones were aimed at the building.
Putin was not injured in the attack, he was not in the Kremlin at the time. And the UAVs were allegedly disabled "as a result of the actions of the military and special services."
"The Kremlin regarded these actions as a planned terrorist action and an attempt on the president on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 parade," Putin's press service said.
The agency also assured that Putin's work schedule has not changed and continues "as usual."
In response to the attack, Russia threatened "the right to retaliate when and where it sees fit.
In turn, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said after reports of the attack that the parade on Red Square on May 9 will take place, "There are no changes in plans." According to him, Putin is working today at his residence in Novo-Ogarevo near Moscow.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL:
- Around 3 a.m. in Moscow near the Kremlin heard the sounds of explosions. Eyewitnesses reported seeing sparks in the sky. A video showing smoke rising over Putin's residence was released online.
- On April 26, Putin was spotted arriving at the Kremlin overnight. Peskov called the incident a "common practice."
- Igor Romanenko, former deputy chief of the Armed Forces General Staff, said that Ukraine has the technical ability to strike Moscow, but that decisions should be made with the geopolitical factor in mind.
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