On 3 May night attack with two drones against Vladimir Putin’s residence in the Kremlin was foiled.
According to Moscow, it was a “Ukrainian terrorist attack on the life of the Russian president, who remained unharmed”.
Two drones were brought down by Russian air defenses, according to officials in Moscow, who said Mr. Putin was not there at the time.
“We regard these actions as a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the president’s life, carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade, at which the presence of foreign guests is also planned,” the Kremlin said in a statement.
“The Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit.”
The video has emerged showing what appears to be a drone striking at the dome of the Senatsky Dvorets in the Kremlin in Moscow.
The video shows what appears to be a drone approaching the dome and then exploding in a ball of fire that lit up the sky.
It seems that this drone did not impact the dome itself, but detonated very close to it, sending flaming debris falling.
US officials said they were still assessing the incident and had no information about who might have been responsible. Whatever the truth, any admission of a security breach at the heart of the Kremlin is remarkable.
Several U.S. officials pushed back on Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov’s accusation that Washington coordinated drone attacks on Moscow with Ukraine, emphasizing that the United States had no involvement in the Wednesday morning attack.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denied that his country had attacked the Russian capital or its president.
“We don’t attack Putin, or Moscow, we fight on our territory,” Zelenskyy told a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, which he was visiting.