The United States believes that Ukraine and its secret services may be behind the drone attack on the Kremlin, according to the findings of American intelligence.
U.S. intelligence agencies believe a drone attack on the Kremlin this month was likely orchestrated by Ukrainian spies or military intelligence, The New York Times reported.
According to the “NYT”, the United States intercepted Ukrainian conversations in which officials claimed that their country was responsible for the attack. The Americans also came into possession of Russian messages indicating that it was not the so-called false flag operation carried out by Russia.
Drone attack on the Kremlin
According to a communiqué of the Kremlin’s press service, on the night of May 2-3, “the Kiev regime attempted to strike with unmanned aerial vehicles at the Kremlin residence of the President of the Russian Federation.”
The Kremlin considered these actions “a planned terrorist act” and an attempt on the life of Vladimir Putin. Moscow said it reserved the right to “take retaliatory action when deemed appropriate.”
The Institute for War Studies (ISW) believes that the drone attack on the Kremlin is a staging by the Russian authorities, carried out in order to mobilize society more broadly for the war with Ukraine. The Center for Eastern Studies also writes about the fact that the version about the staging of the incident cannot be rejected.
According to Polish experts, “the absurd emphasis that it was an attempt to assassinate Putin, in a situation where it was also reported that he was not in the Kremlin at the time, is to emphasize that Russia has become the object of direct aggression not only from Ukraine, but also from the US.”
Peskov accuses Ukraine and the US
Responsibility for the attack spokesman for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov blamed Ukraine and the United States. – The decision on such actions and terrorist attacks is not made in Kiev, but in Washington. Attempts to deny this in both Kiev and Washington are, of course, absolutely ridiculous.
Both Ukraine and the US have denied Russia’s accusations. “We are not attacking either Moscow or Putin,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. “We have nothing to do with this,” US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.
Putin: It’s nothing special
According to the Russian daily Kommersant, when asked about the drone that attacked the dome of the Kremlin Senate, Putin said that it was “homemade” and that it contained only about 400 grams of TNT. He added that such drones have been seen in the area of the Russian Hmeimim air base in Syria, so it’s “nothing special.”
These words were said during a closed meeting with the editors-in-chief of the main Russian propaganda media, which was organized on May 8 in Moscow. The following day, a Victory Day military parade was held on Red Square, accompanied by unprecedented security measures.
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