Kremlin says Ukraine sent drones to Kremlin to kill Putin, Kyiv says not responsible

The Kremlin on Wednesday said it shot down two drones that Ukraine sent to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

“As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services with the use of radar warfare systems, the vehicles were put out of action,” the Kremlin said, as translated. No one was hurt and no material damage was caused by the incident.

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The Kremlin also said the drones were part of a “planned terrorist act and an attempt on the President.”

Putin’s work schedule will continue as normal, according to Russian officials. 

“The Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit,” the Kremlin concluded the statement.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, said Kyiv was not involved in the incident, but it was likely the work of “local resistance forces.”

“Russia is clearly preparing a large-scale terrorist attack,” he wrote on Twitter. He also said Ukraine is involved in an “exclusively defensive war” and does not attack Russian territory because it would give the Kremlin “grounds to justify its attacks on civilians.”

The incident occurred on the eve of Russia’s Victory Day, which features a parade to commemorate the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.


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