Today, Russia claimed that Ukraine had attempted to assassinate President Vladimir Putin. Two drones allegedly utilized in the attack were shot down, according to the report.
It was implied that Moscow would exploit the purported event to justify a further escalation in the 14-month-old war with Ukraine by saying that it reserved the right to retaliate.
It said that it saw the purported incident as “a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the life of the President of the Russian Federation.” Vladimir remained unharmed, and the Kremlin building sustained no material damage.
Statement by Kremlin, Russia:
The Kremlin said in a statement that “two unmanned vehicles were aimed at the Kremlin… the devices were put out of action.” The Kremlin also stated that the Russian president was not present when the drone strike was attempted.
Pale smoke was seen rising behind the main Kremlin Palace in the walled citadel following the alleged incident, according to an unconfirmed video that has been circulating on Russian social media sites including the channel of the military news source Zvezda. Another showed one of the drones being shot down by Russia directly over the dome of the presidential palace.
Russian media reports that two Ukrainian drones assaulted the Kremlin overnight. Downed drones left the Kremlin unharmed and without any casualties.
After the video was shared by official news channels, many viewers claimed that it was fake and it is an attempt by the country to get attention. Users on the internet also pointed out the fact that it is impossible for a drone to cross 1000’s of kilometers without being detected by radar.
Since the news is fresh right now, it cannot be confirmed whether it’s true or not. There has not been any official statement from Ukraine, as off now.
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