Russia alleges drone strike on Kremlin

In an attempt to kill Putin?

Nikkei Asia

9:15 p.m. Russia accuses Ukraine of attacking the Kremlin with two drones overnight in a failed bid to kill President Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin says the drones were disabled by electronic defenses and that there were no casualties.

“We regard these actions as a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the president’s life, carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade, at which the presence of foreign guests is also planned,” the Kremlin says.

The Kremlin says Russia reserves the right to retaliate.

Could have been drones? Could have been disabled by electronic defences? Might have been some sort of trial run? Anyone?

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7 replies on “Russia alleges drone strike on Kremlin”

Does Ukraine have drones that can fly from Ukraine to Moscow?
I don’t understand this technology at all- so if someone can enlighten even a little that would be great

Here’s what South Front had to say today:

“Earlier, in a conversation with the Israeli Prime Minister, Putin promised that Zelensky would not be touched by Russian forces. Despite all the attempts by Zelensky’s PR managers to create an image of a brave Ukrainian leader who is forced to carry weapons with him to defend himself from the Russians, Moscow has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to Putin’s statements. Zelensky is safe and sound. …
… If for more than a year of military operations, Russian missiles have not struck Bankova Street, then one should not be surprised at the dastardly attempts of Ukrainians to attack the Kremlin. Time will show if today’s attack changes Kremlin’s position.”

Don’t bother going to the comment section because there’s a disgusting, disruptive, delusional troll taking up a hugely disproportionate amount of space there.

Hi M.R.
Thanks for the warning about the comment section.
I don’t think Russia will target Zelensky- they could have taken him out already had they wanted to.
I’ve heard some talk that it may be Ukraine’s intelligence guy. Budanov?
He was most likely behind the assassination of Daria Dugina and some of the other terrorist attacks that have taken place on Russian soil.

I don’t actually think this was an attempt on Putin’s life either?
But it was intended as a message. Symbolic, and threatening.

We’ll just have to keep a watch on the situation

Here’s why I’m asking about the drones?
Don’t know why, but, I have a sneaking suspicion that drone launched somewhere in Russian territory. Closer to Moscow.
Of course I could be wrong. And that’s okay.
Just wish I knew more about these things!

Don’t know anything about drones, but I have the same suspicion the drones came from within. Not as a false flag, but as persons loyal to Ukraine side within the Russian territory.

Hi Rachel
I don’t believe the false flag narrative either- It doesn’t make sense. Given what is and has been going on in Ukraine already.
But, infiltrators or loyalists- yes

Hi Penny.
I agree with everything you said in comments. I don’t think the small Ukrainian drones have the range to make it to Moscow but have no confirmation of this. Certainly they need a ground crew for the final approach to target. Russia has shown a vulnerability to the infiltration of small special ops teams, as shown by the assassinations and recent trail derailments in the neighbouring Bryansk regions. The fact that Zelensky changed his plans to stay longer in ‘safe’ Finland might indicate that Ukrainian special operations are working independent of
presidential control.

“The fact that Zelensky changed his plans to stay longer in ‘safe’ Finland might indicate that Ukrainian special operations are working independent of
presidential control.”

I wondered about his hasty exit because it was reported his appearance in Finland was unexpected.
“Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a surprise visit to Finland….”
A surprise visit?!

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