Attack on Putin, 2 drones attack the Kremlin. Peskov: “He was not in the palace.” VIDEO

In the night between 2 and 3 May, a terrorist attack on the President of Russia Vladimir Putin was foiled, who remained unharmed. In fact, two drones attempted to hit the Kremlin. Images of the explosions appeared on Russian social networks. In the videos we see a white object falling towards the dome and then exploding, then a column of white smoke rising from the presidential buildings. Moscow has denounced that the two drones were Ukrainians adding that it will take retaliatory measures against Kiev which, for its part, it claims instead has “nothing to do” with the raid. Russian presidency spokesman Dmitri Peskov explained that Putin was not in the Kremlin at the time of the attack. After the attack, the mayor of Moscow, Serghey Sobyanin, ordered a ban on drones flying over the capital (RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR, FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES).

“Fragments of drones on the territory of the Kremlin”

“Last night, the Kiev regime attempted to hit the residence of the President of the Russian Federation in the Kremlin with unmanned aerial vehicles,” reads a statement released from Moscow. According to the report, the drones have been disabled. “Two unmanned aerial vehicles were aimed at the Kremlin. As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services using radar systems, the devices were put out of order. As a result of their fall and the scattering of fragments over the Kremlin , there were no casualties and no material damage,” Moscow specified.

“May 9 parade bombing”

The Kremlin defined the incident as “a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the life of the president of the Federation, carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the parade on May 9, which is also expected to be attended by foreign guests”. The note specifies that the work schedule of the President of Russia “has not changed, it continues as usual,” notes the press service. “The Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it deems appropriate,” the statement read.

The Duma calls for missiles on Zelensky’s residence

A chorus of appeals rose from the Russian Parliament to the military leaders to start directly striking the residence of President Zelensky in Kiev, after last night’s foiled drone attack against the Kremlin, denounced by Moscow. “It’s time to launch a rocket attack on Zelensky’s residence in Kiev,” said Duma deputy Mikhail Sheremet, quoted by RIA Novosti. “Zelensky should start getting scared,” he added. “This is a real casus belli to kick off the elimination of the terrorist elite of Ukraine, we know how to hit them in their bunkers,” warned the chairman of the Federation Council, the Russian Senate, Serghei Mironov. “We must aim for the center of Kiev”, is the appeal of the deputy Aleksei Zhuravlev, “to destroy the president’s office, the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament, ed), the general staff and the buildings that house the secret services”. The chairman of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, thundered: “A terrorist act against President Putin is an attack on Russia. The Nazi regime in Kiev must be recognized as a terrorist organization and there can be no negotiations with them”.

Kiev: drones a Russian move to attack on a large scale

“As far as the drones on the Kremlin are concerned, everything is predictable… Russia is clearly preparing a large-scale terrorist attack,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak wrote on Twitter. “Ukraine conducts an exclusively defensive war and does not attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation”, because “it would not solve any military problems and would give Moscow reasons to justify its attacks on civilians”. “Drones over energy structures or the Kremlin can only indicate guerrilla activities of local resistance forces,” he added.