Russia Releases Video Claiming Ukraine Attempted an Assassination Attempt on Putin’s Life

 

Russia has released a video claiming two Ukrainian drones attempted assassinating president Vladimir Putin.

Two drones were flown toward the Kremlin last night, May 2 but Putin was not in the Kremlin at the time, spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said.

 

“No one was injured as a result of their fall and scattering of fragments,” state media RIA Novosti reported.

A social media video appears to show some smoke in the vicinity of the Kremlin, but it is unclear what the source of the smoke is.

 

The Kremlin Press Service called the drone attack an “attempt on the President’s life” and a “terrorist act.”

“Russia reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit,” it added.

 

Moscow is roughly 862 kilometers (535 miles) away from Kyiv. Russia has accused Ukraine of attempting repeated drone strikes deep inside Russian territory, including one earlier this year when the governor of the Moscow area said a Ukrainian drone had fallen near the village of Gubastovo southeast of the capital.

State media later released a photo of what it claimed was the fallen gadget, which seemed to be a Ukrainian-made UJ-22 assault drone, a compact and flexible drone capable of flying through bad weather and traveling up to 500 miles (800 kilometers). The location and date of the photo of the crashed drone are unknown.

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