Беспилотник в Кремле. Ukraine Drone Attacks Kremlin!
Russian MP Says "Time To Launch Missile Attack On Zelensky's Residence" After Putin Targeted
WEDNESDAY, MAY 03, 2023
Update(10:02ET): In a social media post, Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of Russia’s lower house of Parliament, said: "We will demand the use of weapons capable of stopping and destroying the Kyiv terrorist regime."
The reaction out of lawmakers in Russia's State Duma has been predictably , also with prominent Russian MP Mikhail Sheremet reportedly saying "It's time to launch a missile attack on Zelensky's residence." Via news wires:
RUSSIAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER DEMANDS KYIV REGIME BE DESTROYED AFTER DRONE ATTACK ON KREMLIN
The New York Times meanwhile has underscored that "If confirmed, it would be the most audacious attempted strike on Russian soil since Moscow launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year." The report also provides a reminder of recent US intelligence revelations which previewed just such a scenario as drones targeting the Kremlin:
Last month, The Washington Post reported that the United States had secretly monitored discussions among Ukrainian officials about possible attacks against Moscow timed to coincide with the Feb. 24 anniversary of Russia’s invasion. The White House feared that such a move would provoke an aggressive response from Moscow, and two days before the anniversary, the C.I.A. said that Ukraine’s intelligence directorate “had agreed, at Washington’s request, to postpone strikes” on Moscow. The information was part of a trove of classified U.S. intelligence documents obtained by The Post and other news organizations.
Speculation continues over the drone attack on the Kremlin...
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Update(0845ET): Below is the clearest video to have surfaced thus far which appears to show what is calling an assassination attempt targeting President Putin:
The video is remarkably close and shows the inbound flight path of the drone as it flew over the Kremlin perimeter. A small explosion briefly sets fire to the rooftop of the struck main building, which houses presidential offices.
Will this incident provide Moscow with a justification for the possible coming "shock and awe" campaign against Ukraine in response?
Ukraine is quickly trying to distance itself from the drone attack, which some online pundits have already begun to claim and speculate could have been a 'false flag'...
- UKRAINE HAS NO LINKS TO DRONE ATTACKS ON KREMLIN: PODOLYAK
- UKRAINE: NOT USING RESOURCES TO ATTACK FOREIGN TERRITORIES
- UKRAINE: DON'T HAVE INFORMATION ON KREMLIN DRONE ATTACK
"Ukraine presidential office denies drone strike on Kremlin, says such an attack would achieve nothing and not change anything on the battlefield," VOA correspondent Steve Herman has noted of the statements from Zelensky's office.
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The Kremlin says two drones were sent by Ukraine in an overnight attack on Moscow and on government buildings which it sees as an attempt to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.
A Kremlin press statement called it a "planned terrorist attack" against Putin directly, and says Russia has a right to respond "where and when it deems necessary".
The president was not injured in the attempted attack and is said to be safe and carrying on his regular work schedule after the drones were "downed" - according to the Kremlin statement, as cited in RIA.
Further the statement emphasized there was no material damage to the president's offices from falling debris after Russian defenses disabled the inbound UAVs.
"The aircraft were downed using electronic warfare measures and caused no casualties or damage, it said in a statement," Russian state media RT reports. "Moscow considers the incident an act of terrorism," and details further:
The incident occurred late on Tuesday night, and both unmanned aircraft fell on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow, according to the president’s office. His schedule was not affected.
The statement from the Russian presidency's office emphasized: "We consider this a preplanned terrorist action and an attempt against the Russian president." It happened "ahead of Victory Day and the parade on May 9, when foreign guests plan to be present." The statement detailed, "Two unmanned aerial vehicles were aimed at the Kremlin. As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services using radar warfare systems, the devices were disabled."
Initial videos from the attack are being widely circulated, strongly suggesting the accuracy of the Kremlin statements of a nighttime attack on central government buildings in Moscow; however, they do appear to show a direct strike of at least one of the drones on a building:
Fire can be seen atop the roof of one of the iconic buildings of the Moscow Kremlin complex...
The Russian presidential spokesman followed-up with this message after the initial Kremlin press release:
"As a result of this terrorist act, the President of the Russian Federation was not injured. His work schedule has not changed, it continues as usual," the message said.
Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov explained that the head of state was not in the Kremlin during what he described as a Ukrainian UAV attack on Tuesday night. He noted that President Putin is currently working from his residence near Moscow.
Беспилотник в Кремле
Ночью в Кремль прилетел беспилотник.
1. Путин работает в обычном режиме.
2. Парад в Москве отменять не планируют.
3. Кремль расценивает атаку как покушение на Путина.
4. Россия оставляет за собой право ответить где и когда сочтет нужным.
5. В Москве запретили использование БПЛА.
Ну что, ждем ответки.
Если вы за более чем год не наносите ударов по Банковой, то не стоит удивляться попыткам атаковать Кремль.
Надеюсь после этого хотя бы зерновую сделку не продлят
Ukraine Drone Attacks Kremlin!
03 MAY 2023
In the very early hours of May 3, a single drone flew over the Kremlin in Moscow and exploded. The video below shows the moment, and the complete failure of the drone to do any damage or harm anyone. Did Ukraine just try to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putiin? If so, does Russia now have a green light to Assassinate Ukraine's Zelensky?
Ukraine says it has "nothing to do" with an alleged drone attack on Kremlin, which Moscow said was a Ukrainian attempt on President Putin's life – presidential spokesperson Podolyak
Official Statement: Russia says Ukraine tried to hit Kremlin with drones overnight in an assassination attempt on Putin.
A terrorist attack against the President is an attack on Russia, said State Duma Speaker Volodin. "We will demand the use of weapons capable of stopping and destroying the Kiev terrorist regime," Volodin said.
Russian parliament speaker: There can be no negotiations with Zelenskiy now.