Russia has just reported Ukraine attempted to assassinate President Vladimir Putin by using drones to attack Putin’s residence at the Kremlin.
The presidential office of Putin reported Russian’s military defense unit downed two drones that were reportedly targeting the Kremlin.
Ukraine, however has denied the alleged attacks.
Here’s the footage of the drones being shot down:
JUST IN – Russia says Ukraine tried to hit Kremlin with drones overnight in an assassination attempt on Putin.pic.twitter.com/xAS0BtTDzs
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Here’s what BBC reported:
Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to assassinate President Vladimir Putin by using drones to target his residence in the Kremlin in central Moscow.
The presidential office said defences downed two drones overnight. Mr Putin’s spokesman said the Russian leader had not been in the complex at the time.
Unverified footage on social media appeared to show an object flying over the Kremlin before a small explosion.
Ukraine said it had nothing to do with the alleged drone strike.
President Volodymyr Zelensky’s spokesman said Ukraine was focusing on liberating its own territory after Russia invaded last year.
Another official told the BBC the reported incident indicated Russia could be “preparing a large-scale terrorist provocation” in Ukraine.
The two countries frequently trade accusations and denials since the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022.
Russia said the two drones targeting the Kremlin – a large government complex in central Moscow – were disabled using electronic radar assets.
One video on social media showed smoke rising over the fortified complex, and in another a small explosion was visible above the Kremlin Senate building, while two men appeared to clamber up the dome.
In a statement, the Russian presidency said: “Last night, the Kyiv regime attempted to carry out a strike on the Kremlin residence of the President of the Russian Federation with unmanned aerial vehicles.”
🚨UPDATE: Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Sergei Nikiforov said that Kyiv was not involved in the drone attack on the Kremlin.
According to him, Kyiv has no information about night attacks on the Kremlin. Nikiforov claims that what happened "is an exacerbation of the… pic.twitter.com/sOKAA6VkMi
— Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) May 3, 2023
Check out what Fox News reported:
Russian government officials are claiming Ukrainian forces attempted to kill President Vladimir Putin with a failed drone attack.
Officials say two drones were used in the “assassination attempt” at the president’s residence within the Kremlin compound, but were disabled by Russian defense systems.
No injuries or damage to the residence was reported. Putin was seen in video and photos released Wednesday meeting with a regional governor outside Moscow.
The Kremlin called the incident a “terrorist action” and threatened retaliation against Ukraine in reports from state media outlet RIA.