Overnight, there were two separate strikes over the fortress in Central Moscow, where Putin allegedly lives. Flames and smoke were seen coming from the Senate Palace at 2.27 AM, and then a second blast occurred at 2:43 AM. The Kremlin said that the two drone attacks were thwarted by Russian electronic defenses.
Footage from that night shows a flying object coasting toward the Kremlin before exploding into flames. Putin was not inside the building when the drone struck. The Kremlin reports that Putin is not injured.
Russian authorities demand strikes on Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky
Now, the Speaker of the Russian Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, is threatening “nuclear revenge” against Ukrainian oligarchs. Russian authorities are accusing Ukraine of trying to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Kremlin is calling the drone strike a “planned terrorist action” and has launched a full-scale terrorism probe. Speaker Volodin said, “An attack on the president is an attack on Russia. There can be no negotiations. We will demand the use of weapons that are capable of stopping and destroying the Kyiv terrorist regime.”
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev is calling for the “elimination” of Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky. “After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left except for the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal,” Medvedev demanded. “It is not even needed to sign an act of unconditional surrender.”
The leader of the Just Russia Party, Sergey Mironov, said: “This is the very real casus belli – a pretext for war.” Mironov called for the “liquidation of Ukraine’s terrorist top brass.” “We have something to hit their bunkers with,” he said.
Russian politician, Alexei Zhuravlev agreed, demanding an end to the Kyiv regime. “It is necessary to target the centre of Kyiv,” he said. “Destroy the president’s office, destroy to the ground the [Ukrainian parliament], the general staff, and the buildings housing the Ukrainian special services.”
Ukraine denies any responsibility for the attack on Putin’s residence
When Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky heard the news of the attack, he denied that his country’s military was involved. “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We fight on our territory. We are defending our villages and cities,” he said.
Zelensky’s press secretary fought back against alleged Russian disinformation. The spokesman said: “We have no information about the so-called night attacks on the Kremlin. But, as President Zelensky has repeatedly stated, Ukraine directs all available forces and means to liberate its own territories, and not to attack others.”
Ukraine has been using kamikaze drone strikes against Russian targets in Crimea and elsewhere, but there is little probability that Ukrainian forces could have got missiles past Moscow’s ring of steel air defenses, which include newly installed Pantsir-S1 and S-400 defense systems. Still, there have been kamikaze drone strikes on a Russian oil depot and military airfield and additional attacks on a train and the headquarters of the FSB spy service.
Under Russia’s nuclear doctrine, the President can use nuclear weapons when their country’s “very existence” is at risk. At the moment, there is no evidence that the country’s “very existence” is at risk. The immediate, hard-line accusations against Ukraine, without a full investigation, hint that the overnight drone strikes could be a false flag to garner more support for the war.
One of Zelensky’s closest advisors, Mykhailo Podolyak, claims the drone strikes could have come from “guerrilla activities of local resistance forces” in Russia. He said: “As you know, drones can be bought at any military store…” He continued: “The loss of power control over the country by Putin’s clan is obvious, but on the other hand, Russia has repeatedly talked about its total control over the air. In a word, something is happening in Russia, but definitely without Ukraine’s drones over the Kremlin.”
Is Russia truly being sabotaged by their own people, who are wanting an end to the war? Are Ukrainian forces breaching Russian defense systems? Are Russian intelligence officials trying to find a quick way to put an end to this war, by using false flags to garner support for nukes?
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