While Moscow launched an attack with missiles and drones on Kiev and the provinces of Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson and Zaporizhia, the Russian presidency today (Thursday) accused the United States of ordering Ukraine to launch the supposed attack that targeted the Kremlin building in Moscow with two drones yesterday (Wednesday) with the aim of assassinating President Vladimir Putin, which it thwarted. Russian defenses, despite Kiev’s denial of its connection to the incident.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters today that the efforts of Kiev and Washington to deny any responsibility (for the supposed attack) are completely absurd, explaining that decisions regarding such attacks are not taken in Kiev, but rather in Washington, but rather Ukraine is carrying out what is asked of it.
Peskov revealed that security measures will be tightened in Moscow after the attack, indicating that Putin is working in the Kremlin and an important meeting will take place with the Minister of Economic Development, but security measures will be strengthened.
In the same context, the Russian Foreign Ministry vowed to respond to the attack in line with the threat posed by Kiev to the leadership of our country, stressing in today’s statement that the Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures against blatant attempts to carry out terrorist acts.
“There is no doubt that the Kiev regime is behind this act, which has long supported and used terrorist methods against civilian infrastructure and the civilian population,” the foreign ministry said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied any connection to his country with the incident, which comes days before the Victory Day parade that Moscow holds on May 9 every year in Red Square near the Kremlin.
On the other hand, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in the Netherlands today and visited the headquarters of the International Criminal Court, stressing in a speech he delivered at the court’s headquarters in The Hague that his country is determined to establish a court to look into crimes against his country.