Zelenskiy Denies Ukraine’s Involvement in Alleged Kremlin Drone Attack
What happened: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has refuted Russia’s claims that Ukraine was involved in a drone attack on the Kremlin, which was allegedly aimed at killing Russian President Vladimir Putin. Zelenskiy stated that Ukraine fights and defends its territory, not attacking Putin or Moscow. The Kremlin reported that two drones were used in the attack but were disabled by Russian defenses. In response to the attack, air raid sirens were heard in Kyiv for the fourth time in seven days. The US embassy in Ukraine warned its citizens of a heightened threat of missile attacks, including in Kyiv and surrounding regions.
“We don’t attack Putin, or Moscow, we fight on our territory and defend our towns and cities.” Ukrainian president, Volodomyr Zelenskiy, denied that Ukraine was involved in the attack.
Why it matters: If Ukraine or domestic opposition groups were behind the attack, it would expose vulnerabilities in Russia’s center of power. The incident has sparked tensions between the two countries, with the Kremlin vowing to take retaliatory measures. Several Russian officials have called for Putin to take action, further escalating the situation. As the conflict between Ukraine and Russia continues, the international community will closely monitor the situation and assess the potential implications of this alleged attack.