On Thursday, Russia accused the United States of launching an attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin.
The day prior, Russian security personnel reportedly shot down two drones, causing them to crash into the Kremlin. Moscow claimed that no buildings or people were damaged in what it called a “planned terrorist act” by Ukraine.
Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s spokesman, placed the responsibility on the United States.
Peskov said they are well aware that decisions on such a level of terrorist attacks are made not in Kyiv but in Washington. “Kyiv does nothing unless ordered to,” he exclaimed.
John Kirby, the nation’s security spokesman, has dismissed the claims made by Moscow.
Kirby said we all know Mr. Peskov is simply making stuff up. It’s an absurd assertion. He said the United States of America was not involved in any way.
According to Kirby, the United States has no idea who was responsible for the drone attack. In addition, he stated that the United States does not “endorse strikes on individual leaders.”
During a visit to Helsinki, Finland, Zelensky stated, “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow.
There just aren’t enough firearms to go around,” adding that they are concentrating on defending their homeland from Putin’s attacks.
Analysts have also discounted claims that this was an honest assassination attempt, and Peskov has already stated that Putin was not in the building at the time of the purported incident.
But staunch opponents of Zelenskyy are demanding action, and some are even asking for a counterattack.
The incident occurred the day before Russia celebrates the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II on Tuesday, a major national holiday that will provide Putin a prominent platform to mobilize Russians in support of the war.
On Wednesday, the White House announced an additional $2.6 billion in funding, $500 million of which will be used to purchase artillery, tank ammo, mortars, rockets, and fuel tankers for use on the battlefield.