Planned night-time drone attack to kill Putin; Russia claims

Russia accused Ukraine of attacking the Kremlin with drones overnight in a failed attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin last Wednesday 3rd May 2023.

The accusation was denied by a senior Ukrainian presidential official; the most serious that Moscow has levelled at Kyiv in over 14 months of war and commented that Moscow was preparing a major ‘terrorist provocation’.  The news is published on The Indian Express and still from the day of footage along with video shows a flying object approaching the dome of the Kremlin Senate the claimed Ukrainian drone strike in Moscow, Russia, on a building. Russia maintains the right to retaliate, while Ukraine denies culpability and issues a warning regarding this provocation. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine, was to face immediate retaliation, according to hardliners. It is said that these actions are regarded as a planned terrorist act and as an attempt to take the president’s life to be carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade. There is also planning for the presence of foreign visitors.

It was recorded that Kremlin faced the attack of two unmanned aerial vehicles aimed at the Parade. The drones were rendered useless by the use of effective radar warfare systems and prompt military and special service actions. This news was reported in a statement.

Kremlin reported that these actions were pre-planned and had they known, they would have taken better measures for the safety and protection of the president. Russia will take retaliative measures where and when it sees it. The Victory Day Parade is held in Red Square, and a Telegram channel called Baza, which has connections to Russian law enforcement, shared a video of a flying object approaching the dome of the Kremlin Senate building.  Just as it was about to approach it, it broke into an immense flash of light. However, the video’s authenticity couldn’t be verified by Reuters. Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukrainian presidential adviser said in comments to Reuters that Ukraine has nothing to do with drone attacks on the Kremlin. We do not attack the Kremlin because, first of all, it does not resolve any military tasks and secondly in his opinion, it is absolutely obvious that both reports about a Kremlin assault while also showing the alleged detention of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. It also unequivocally shows that Russia is getting ready to launch a significant terrorist provocation in the coming days.

Vyacheslav Volodin, the powerful speaker of the lower house of Russia’s parliament had issued a statement demanding the use of weapons capable of stopping a destroying the Kyiv terrorist regime.  The head of the state broadcaster RT, Margarita Simonyan wrote on Telegram that maybe now things will get started for real, it is hoped. The drones were spread on the Kremlin complex’s property, according to comments from the presidential administration, but no one was hurt and no property was damaged.

Putin was reportedly working on Wednesday at his Novo Ogaryovo home outside of Moscow, not in the Kremlin, as per RIA. Another video making the rounds on Russian social media purported to show the Kremlin covered in smoke following the alleged attack. On Wednesday morning, it was posted on a community page for an area that faces the Kremlin across the Moskva River. It was covered by Russian media, including Zvezda’s Telegram channel for military news.


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