Moment of alleged Ukrainian drone attack on the Kremlin captured on video
Russia has accused Ukraine of attacking the Kremlin with drones overnight in a failed attempt to kill Vladimir Putin, according to state news agencies.
The Kremlin said it considered the attack a “planned terrorist action” and would retaliate “when and where it deems fit,” according to a Tass report.
A Kremlin statement was cited as saying the Russian president was not injured and that two drones had been used in the alleged attack before being disabled by Russian defenses.
Ukraine denied involvement in the attack. Interior Ministry adviser Anton Geraschenko blamed “Russian partisans”.
Speaking in Finland, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his forces would soon launch a counteroffensive against the Russian invasion. The president said he was sure the Western allies would provide fighter jets for the assault.
Earlier, a Russian official said a fuel depot was burning near a key bridge linking the Russian mainland with Crimea. The claim came days after Moscow blamed Ukraine for an attack on an oil depot in Sevastopol.
Kremlin accuses Ukraine of attempted assassination of Putin
Russian authorities accused Ukraine of trying to attack the Kremlin with two drones, according to state news agencies.
The Kremlin called the alleged nighttime attack a “terrorist act” and a failed attempt to kill Vladimir Putin, according to a RIA report.
A Tass report included quotes from officials saying Russian military and security forces had disabled the drones before they could strike.
It said there was no damage or casualties, and did not provide further details.
The Kremlin added that President Vladimir Putin was safe and continued to work with his schedule unchanged.
There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian authorities.
liam james3 May 2023 13:14
Ukraine blames ‘Russian partisans’ for drone attack on Kremlin
Ukraine has denied involvement in an alleged drone attack on the Kremlin that Moscow says was deemed an attempt on the life of Vladimir Putin.
A spokesman for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said kyiv had officially denied the allegation of Moscow’s involvement.
Writing on Telegram, Interior Ministry adviser Anton Geraschenko blamed “Russian partisans” for the attack. “There are enough people in Russia who want to send Putin to hell,” he said.
liam james3 May 2023 15:05
Russia threatens reprisals for alleged assassination attempt on Putin
Russia will respond to what it claims was a Ukrainian plot to assassinate Vladimir Putin “when and where it sees fit,” state news agencies reported.
Tass said the Russian presidential press service issued a statement about what it claimed was a drone attack on the Kremlin, saying: “Last night, the [Kyiv] The regime tried to attack the residence of the Russian president in the Kremlin using unmanned aerial vehicles.
The Kremlin said it was “a pre-planned act of terrorism and an attempt on the life of the Russian president, which took place just before Victory Day and the May 9 Parade attended by foreign guests.”
“Russia reserves the right to take retaliatory measures when and where it deems appropriate,” the statement said, according to Tass.
liam jamesMay 3, 2023 2:45 p.m.
Moment of alleged Ukrainian drone attack on the Kremlin captured on video
Images posted on social media appear to show a drone flying over the Kremlin before exploding.
Russia claimed that kyiv launched a failed assassination attempt on Vladimir Putin with a drone that was shot down over the Kremlin.
The images have been shared by Ukrainian government adviser Anton Geraschenko, as well as Russian military bloggers and state news agencies.
Moment when alleged Ukrainian drone explodes next to the Kremlin building
liam james3 May 2023 14:26
Zelensky says the counteroffensive will come soon
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his forces would soon launch a counteroffensive against Russian forces.
Zelensky made the comments at a news conference in Finland after weeks of speculation about Ukraine’s plans to fight the invasion that for months has focused on grueling battles in the east with little progress on either side.
Russia has been hit with several drone strikes in recent days as Ukraine prepares to push back to take back parts of its occupied territory. Two freight trains in the Russian border region of Bryasnk have been derailed by explosive devices in recent days, according to local officials.
The strikes on Russian-controlled land followed a wave of missile attacks on Ukrainian cities last week that killed at least 25 people.
liam jamesMay 3, 2023 13:44
Huge fire breaks out at an oil depot behind Russian lines
A massive fire broke out at an oil depot behind Russian lines, local officials said on Wednesday, as Kremlin forces used 26 Iranian-made drones in another nightly attack on Ukraine as the war stretched into its 15th month. .
The oil depot burst into flames in the southern Russian Krasnodar region, located east of the Russian-controlled Crimean peninsula, according to Krasnodar Governor Veniamin Kondratyev.
Matt MathersMay 3, 2023 1:00 p.m.
The Swedish Parliament suffers a cyber attack
Sweden’s parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that has disrupted access to its website, it said on Wednesday.
The website was partially down on Tuesday and appeared slow on Wednesday.
“The analysis shows that this is a denial of service attack,” a parliament spokesman said. “At this time, the website may be slow and it may be difficult to view our webcasts.”
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and other Nordic leaders will meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Finnish capital on Wednesday.
Sweden applied for NATO membership after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and authorities warned of an increase in cyberattacks against Swedish interests.
Matt Mathers3 May 2023 12:40
58-hour curfew to be introduced in Kherson
A 24-hour curfew will be introduced in Kherson from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday, Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin announced.
“During these 58 hours, it is forbidden to move or stay on the streets of the city. Also, the city will be closed to enter and exit,” Prokudin said.
The move is necessary, he said in a video on social media, “so law enforcement can do their job and not put you in danger,” but he did not elaborate.
Matt Mathers3 May 2023 12:20
The Pope greets the Russian Orthodox envoy in the middle of a peace mission
Pope Francis greeted the foreign envoy of the Russian Orthodox Church, just days after revealing that a secret “mission” is underway to try to end the war in Ukraine.
Metropolitan Anthony attended Francis’ weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square before greeting the Pope at the end.
He presented Francis with an icon, which the Pope blessed.
Anthony was later seen being carried offstage by one of Francis’s assistants.
Francis devoted his remarks at the audience to a summary of his weekend visit to Hungary, during which he made repeated calls to end the war.
Matt Mathers3 May 2023 12:00
Zelensky to visit Berlin on May 13: report
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will travel to Berlin on May 13, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported, citing police.
According to the report, the Ukrainian leader will be received by German Chancellor Scholz with military honors on May 14 before flying to Aachen later that day to receive the 2023 Charlemagne Prize.
Zelensky was scheduled to meet Nordic leaders in Finland on Wednesday.
Matt MathersMay 3, 2023 11:37