Russia “behind” Moscow drone attack, Ukraine “nothing to do with us”

Posted Posted onMay 30, 2023 Comments0

Russia on Tuesday blamed Ukraine for a drone attack in the capital먹튀검증, Moscow, which the Kremlin denied.

“It is clear that the Ukrainian regime is behind this,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call, according to Reuters, Tass news agency, and others, adding that the attack shows the need for a “special military operation.”

“President Vladimir Putin started working very early in the day. He was briefed in real time by the Defense Ministry and Moscow regional and emergency authorities.”

“The president is currently working in the Kremlin,” he added, “and there are no special plans for the president to comment on the incident.”

Peskov added, “The air defense and defense ministries responded well and, fortunately, no one was killed. There is currently no threat to Moscow and the surrounding area.”

On the other hand, Ukrainian presidential advisor Mikhail Podolyak commented on the attack in a YouTube video later in the day, saying, “Of course, we have nothing to do with it.”

“We are happy to see and expect an increase in such attacks,” he added.

Earlier in the day, Moscow was hit by a large-scale drone attack that partially damaged apartments in the west and southwest of the city and injured several people.

These areas are home to many of Russia’s elite, including President Vladimir Putin’s Novo-Ogaryovo residence, Reuters explained.

Russian internet outlet Baza reported that 25 drones were involved in the attacks, some of which were shot down by air defense systems or brought down by trees or power lines at low altitude.

The Russian Defense Ministry later said it had intercepted all eight of the attacking drones.

The drones reportedly flew from southwest of Moscow, in the direction of Ukraine.

Moscow also reported an attempted drone attack on the Kremlin on February 2, which Russia blamed on Ukrainian terrorism, which Ukraine denied.

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