Drone attacks on the Kremlin – purported attempt on Putin’s life thwarted

The war in Ukraine

Published 3 May 2023
- By Editorial Staff

Russia accuses Ukraine of being behind a drone attack on the Moscow Kremlin overnight on Wednesday, according to Russian state news agencies. From the Russian side, the alleged incident is considered a “planned terrorist act” aimed at killing President Vladimir Putin.

Ukraine reportedly carried out two drone attacks on the Kremlin overnight to target the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to information from his office and Russian state news agencies.

The drones were shot down using electromagnetic weapons. No people were reportedly injured in the attack. Moscow says it considers the incident an act of terrorism.

The incident occurred late on Tuesday evening and the two unmanned drones fell within the Kremlin area in Moscow, according to the President’s office. The president’s schedule was not affected by the incident.

“We consider this to be a planned act of terrorism and an assassination attempt on the Russian president,” the office added.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the president was not in the Kremlin when the drones were shot down. He is currently at the presidential residence in Novo-Ogariovo in the Moscow region, which is situated to the west of the capital.

The incident occurred on the eve of Victory Day and the parade on May 9, where many foreign guests plan to be present.

According to a statement, Russia reserves the right to take appropriate response measures.


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