The United States embassy in Ukraine has issued a security threat for Russian missile attacks against the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and the surrounding areas.
The warning comes amid Russian threats of retaliation following a purported drone attack against the Kremlin in Moscow, which Russian officials accused of being an assassination attempt against President Vladimir Putin. Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev released a statement saying that “After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left other than the physical elimination of Zelensky and his clique.”
There were 2 drones which flew from different directions. 1st one caused some fire, second one didn't. Check the clock: 1st one is 2.27, 2nd one 2.43. The video with the people climbing the dome is indeed the 2nd drone (no fire caused). https://t.co/jA372Jf02O pic.twitter.com/OfLncMNFGS
— Mark Krutov (@kromark) May 3, 2023
A statement by the Russian Presidential Press Service said that “Timely action by the military and special services involving radar systems enabled them to disable the devices. They crashed in the Kremlin grounds, scattering fragments without causing any casualties or damage.”
President Volodymyr Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials denied involvement. Presidential advisor Mikhail Podolyak dismissed the strikes as being staged to “justify its attacks on civilians.”