Putin Regime Releases Update After Assassination Attempt

On Wednesday, the Kremlin claimed that Russian defenses had neutralized two drones deployed in an assault on the Kremlin. It has threatened to respond with countermeasures.

According to reports, explosions were reported in the southern port city of Odesa, and hours later, sirens wailed again in Kyiv. 

The US embassy in Ukraine recently informed its residents that there had been an ongoing elevated danger of missile strikes, particularly in Kyiv and nearby regions.  

The Kremlin released a statement on its website calling the incident an attempted assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin was the target of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). According to the Kremlin press office, the drones were rendered inoperable thanks to swift action by the armed forces using radar warfare equipment. The report claimed that drone wreckage landed on Kremlin property.

The Kremlin said that no lives were lost and no property was damaged, but Russia reserves its right to employ retaliatory actions when it sees fit.

The Kremlin has said that the terrorist attack did not injure Putin.

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the president was not at the Kremlin during the assault. According to Peskov, Putin spent his time at the Novo-Ogaryovo house, which is located outside of the Russian capital.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his country had nothing to do with the incident. He said Ukraine didn’t attack Putin, and they fight on their own territory.

According to a report, the Kremlin was attacked a few days preceding the 9 May Victory Day parade, which celebrates the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany.

Victory Day has evolved into a military parade and a memorial to the fallen of World War II under Vladimir Putin, The Great Patriotic War, as it is known in Russia, claimed the lives of 27 million Soviet civilians.

During the Soviet period, the Victory Day parade was celebrated on rare occasions.  In 1995, President Boris Yeltsin brought it back for the 50th anniversary, and Vladimir Putin, beginning in 2008, made it an annual event involving military weapons. Victory Day has played a significant role in forming Russian identity, with the country’s role as Europe’s liberators during World War II being highlighted in textbooks and encyclopedias.