Russian state media is reporting that Ukraine launched two drone attacks on Tuesday night intended to strike the Kremlin residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the Russian state-run news channel RT, the two aircraft were downed using electronic warfare and caused no casualties or damage. In a press release, the Kremlin stated that it considers the incident an act of terrorism. “We consider this a preplanned terrorist action and an attempt against the Russian president, adding that the incident happened “ahead of Victory Day and the parade on May 9, when foreign guests plan to be present.”
The release clarified that Putin was unharmed in the alleged attack and that schedule was not affected.
The Russian President's office added that "Russia reserves the right to retaliate in a manner, place, and time of its choosing."
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denied the alleged attack. "We don't attack Putin or Moskow. We fight on our territory we are defending our villages and cities. We don't have enough weapons for this, that's why we don't use it anywhere. For us, that is a deficit, we can't spend it. We didn't attack Putin, we'll leave to a tribunal," the President told the press.