Reports from Moscow residents indicate there were two explosions at the Kremlin yesterday, and the Russian government was quick to tell its people that President Putin survived what they call an assassination attempt.
Although not confirmed by Ukraine’s military forces, Russia says two drones were used in the alleged attack, and that both were destroyed by Russia’s military.
BREAKING: The Kremlin has reportedly been attacked by at least 2 drones.
Russia now claims that the attacks were an assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin.
The Two drones (One which can be seen in the video below) exploded behind the Kremlin walls.
Putin's Office… pic.twitter.com/snC4KP05Bj
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) May 3, 2023
The Kremlin, who have allegedly committed countless war crimes since they illegally invaded Ukraine over one year ago, called the offensive a “planned terrorist attack” and “assassination attempt on the president of Russia.”
Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has denied any involvement.
Zelensky spokesperson Serhii Nykyforov gave the following statement.
“Separately, the phrasing by the terrorist state is surprising. A terrorist attack is houses destroyed in Dnipro and Uman, or a rocket attack on a railway station in Kramatorsk, and many other tragedies.”
⚡️ Last night, the Kiev regime attempted a drone strike against the residence of the President of the Russian Federation at the Kremlin.
We consider these actions a premeditated terrorist attack and an assassination attempt targeting the President
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) May 3, 2023
Russian lawmaker Mikhail Sheremet raised the stakes after telling Russian state media reporters to take revenge against Zelensky.
“Terrorists have settled in Kyiv, and, as you know, negotiations with them are meaningless. They need only to be destroyed, quickly and mercilessly. It’s time to launch a missile attack on Zelensky’s residence in Kyiv. I’m ready to give the coordinates: 11 Bankova Street, where the so-called administration of the president of Ukraine is located.”
Other Russian war hawks said the attack now warrants a scorched earth policy in Ukraine, despite the illegal invasion and subsequent war crimes.