President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has refuted allegations that his country was responsible for a drone attack on the Kremlin. Russia claims that the attack was an assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin.
No attacks on Putin or Moscow. On our territory, we engage in combat. During a visit to Finland, he stated, “We are defending our villages and cities.”
Two drones were reportedly downed overnight, according to a statement from the office of the Russian president.
Threats of retaliation loom as it vows to strike back at its discretion.
Smoke was seen rising over the Kremlin, a significant government complex in central Moscow, in unverified footage circulating online since early Wednesday. Small Explosion and Climbing Men Caught on Video at Senate Building Site
Russian presidency alleges Ukraine attempted a strike on President Putin’s Kremlin residence, calling it a “planned terrorist act and an assassination attempt on the president.”
According to officials, electronic radar assets were used to disable two drones targeting a complex. They also stated that President Putin was not present during the alleged attack.
Ukraine Dismisses Russian Accusations as Pretext for Attacks, and US Exercises Caution
Putin: One of the Most Closely-Guarded Leaders in the World BBC journalists attending Putin’s events in Moscow have reported extremely tight security measures. These measures include extensive checks, long convoys of vehicles, and closed airspace with halted traffic.
Possible newspaper-style rewrite: The Kremlin’s claim, if accurate, could cast doubt on the level of protection afforded to the president.
Effectiveness of Russian Air Defences to be Scrutinised Anti-aircraft systems have been reportedly sighted on Moscow rooftops near important structures in the past few months.
Kremlin Places Troops to Prevent Aerial Attacks on High-Value Targets by Ukraine or Sympathisers
Russia’s response remains uncertain following the events of Wednesday morning. Calls for Tough Action Made by Officials. Russian Generals Issue Warnings of Severe Retaliation to Strikes on Russian Soil.
It remains uncertain whether Russia possesses the capability to execute retaliatory strikes that would have a substantial impact or if this occurrence will result in a noteworthy escalation on the Ukrainian battlefield.
Ukrainian Presidential Adviser Warns of Possible Large-Scale Terrorist Provocation by Russia
According to Mykhailo Podolyak, launching an attack on Moscow would be illogical for Ukraine, but it could potentially provide Russia with a pretext to carry out assaults on non-military sites.
Twenty-one people were killed in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine on Wednesday due to Russian strikes. Zelensky Reports Shelling of Multiple Locations in the Area, Including Railway Station, House, and Supermarket According to officials, the victims of the incident included both supermarket customers and employees of an energy company who were carrying out repairs.
According to Mr. Podolyak, drones spotted flying over areas in Russia result from the “guerrilla activities of local resistance forces.”
According to Mr. Podolyak, an event is occurring in the Russian Federation, but, certainly, Ukraine’s drones are not involved in any way over the Kremlin.
Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, has cast doubt on Russia’s claim that Ukraine attempted to assassinate President Putin. Blinken stated that he would approach any statements made by the Russian presidency with skepticism.
Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence and CIA Officer Mick Mulroy has informed the BBC that if the incident reports are accurate, it is “unlikely” to be an assassination attempt. Ukraine closely monitors President Putin’s movements, and he was not in Moscow then.
According to the source, the recent attack could be a message to the Russian people that they are vulnerable to strikes anywhere and that the conflict initiated by Russia in Ukraine could potentially have repercussions within their own borders, including the capital.
According to Mr. Mulroy, if the reports are not accurate, Russia could use them as a pretext to target President Zelensky, which they have attempted to do in the past.
Alleged Drone Incident Occurs Before Russia’s Victory Day Parade in Moscow Russia has acknowledged an alleged drone incident shortly before the country’s Victory Day parade in Moscow, which was set to be attended by foreign dignitaries.
Russian Officials Confirm Parade Will Proceed as Scheduled.
Unauthorized drone flights over Moscow have been banned, according to an announcement made by the city’s mayor on Wednesday.
Victory Day celebrations scaled back in several Russian cities.
According to authorities, changes in Russia have been attributed to security concerns and attacks from pro-Ukrainian forces. Russia has experienced a series of explosions and fires in the past few weeks.