“We consider these actions to be a planned act of terrorism and an attempt to take the life of the President of the Russian Federation, carried out ahead of the Victory Day parade on May 9, where foreign guests are also scheduled to participate.” The Ria Novosti website cites a statement from Moscow.
Putin was not injured. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there was no change in the president’s schedule after being asked whether the Russian president would attend public events after the overnight Ukrainian drone strike.
“As a result of timely actions by the army and special services using radar combat systems, the machines were disabled. As a result of their fall and the scattering of shrapnel in the Kremlin, there were no casualties or material losses,” the Kremlin statement said.
Russian media released a video after the impact. A large amount of smoke rises above the Kremlin, and you can see that there are some losses.
Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, banned drone flights in the city. An exception is unmanned aerial vehicles used by decisions of state authorities.
“The Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures when it deems it appropriate,” the Kremlin said.
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