The Kremlin was attempted to be attacked with drones, Russia announced that the attack was considered as an assassination attempt against Putin. The same statement also included the information that 2 drones were shot down. As the first images of the attempted attack came in, Ukraine announced that it had no connection with the attack.
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There was an attempted attack on the Kremlin with drones.
KREMLIN: ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON PUTIN
Russia announced that the attack was an assassination attempt on Putin and blamed Ukraine for the attack.
The Kremlin stated that the attack was considered as a ‘planned terrorist act’ and announced that two drones were used in the attack.
The same statement said that both drones were disabled by Russian defenses.
The Kremlin underlined that Vladimir Putin was not injured in the attack attempt and that there was no material damage to the buildings.
Russia’s official news agency RIA reported that the Kremlin ‘reserves the right to retaliate’.
DRONE FLIGHTS BANNED IN MOSCOW
Shortly after the announcement, Moscow’s mayor banned civilian drones in the city.
The Kremlin announced that the May 9 Victory Day parade will take place in Moscow despite the attempted attack, TASS news agency reported.
ONE STATEMENT AFTER ANOTHER FROM UKRAINE
Ukrainian presidential spokesman Mikhaylo Podolyak said that the attack had nothing to do with them and added: “Ukraine has nothing to do with drone attacks on the Kremlin. Ukraine does not attack the Kremlin, because this does not solve anything.”
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s spokesman Serhiy Nikiforov said, “We have no information about the so-called attacks on the Kremlin. As President Zelensky has repeatedly said, Ukraine is using all available means to liberate its territory, not to attack others.”
VICTORY DAY CEREMONIES TO BE SCALED BACK
In some Russian cities, Victory Day ceremonies on May 9, celebrating the country’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, will be scaled back.
Russian officials say the decision was taken due to security concerns and attacks by pro-Ukrainian forces.
Some commentators, however, say the reduced scope of the celebrations reflects the Kremlin’s concern that the ceremonies could turn into a show of opposition to the war in Ukraine.