Russia Blaming U.S. for Orchestrating Attack on Kremlin

Russia Blaming U.S. for Orchestrating Attack on Kremlin

( – In the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023, two drones flew over the Kremlin citadel in Moscow and then exploded, leaving behind only debris scattered across the grounds. No injuries or damage were reported. A statement from the Kremlin lauded military and special services operations for the downing of the unmanned drones.

It didn’t take long for fingers to start pointing. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the obvious first target. The Kremlin claimed the attack was an attempted assassination of Putin and a terrorist attack. But questions remain if Ukraine was actually capable of using drones at the ranges required in such an attack.

The current deputy head of Russia’s Security Council and former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev said the drone event  “leaves us no option but to physically eliminate Zelenskyy.”

Zelenskyy held a press conference to address the matter during a visit to Finland and said, “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow, we fight on our territory.” He claims no responsibility or knowledge of the attack.

But the tables are still turning in the finger-pointing domain of the world’s leaders, and next on the list to take the blame is, of course, Washington D.C. 

Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, made remarks that Washington’s decisions were behind the attack. “We know very well that decisions about such actions,” Peskov said about the drone incident, “are made not in Kyiv, but in Washington.” Peskov also said that a variety of options are under consideration along with an investigation, vowing the Kremlin will retaliate.

The White House stood firm in refuting the accusations by the Kremlin that the U.S. is behind the drone attack. When speaking to MSNBC on air, John Kirby, national security spokesman for the White House, said that Washington isn’t enabling or encouraging the Ukrainian military to strike outside its borders.

Over the last five months, Russia has gained little ground in its winter assault on Ukraine while the Ukrainian forces have mostly stayed in a defensive stance to ward off the invading Russian forces.

Meanwhile, senior officials in Washington are working to determine if the strike was ordered by Kyiv or perhaps a false flag operation cooked up by Russia.

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