Kremlin accuses US and Ukraine of attempting to assassinate Putin

…By Larry John for TDPel Media. On May 3, 2023, Russian security officials claimed that two drones were sent to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The drones were allegedly heading to Putin’s home in the Kremlin, but were disabled by electronic-defense systems before they could strike or detonate.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that Putin wasn’t in the Kremlin at the time and was instead working from his Novo-Ogaryovo home.

Russian forces have warned that they will be looking to retaliate as they “see fit” and accused the US and Ukraine of being behind the attack.

US and Ukraine deny involvement in assassination attempt

US national security spokesman John Kirby rejected the accusation as “a ludicrous claim” and stated that the United States had no role in it whatsoever.

Ukrainian officials also denied any involvement and called it “the most dramatic accusation Russia has levelled against Ukraine since invading its neighbour more than 14 months ago”.

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Ukrainian presidential advisor, Mykhailo Podolyak, argued that attacking the Kremlin would not solve any military problems and would be disadvantageous from the point of view of preparing offensive measures.

Russian forces threaten retaliation

Russian forces claim that they regard the alleged assassination attempt as a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the president’s life carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade, at which the presence of foreign guests is also planned.

They have warned that they will retaliate as they “see fit” and reserve the right to take retaliatory measures.

Russian President Putin’s spokesman has accused the US of being behind the alleged attack.

Assassination attempts on Putin in the past

Media reports have claimed that Putin survived another assassination attempt in September 2022, in what was the most recent attempt before this alleged attack.

In May 2022, a top Ukraine intelligence officer told Ukrainska Pravda that there was an attempt to assassinate Putin in March 2022.

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It was said that Putin was even attacked by representatives of the Caucasus, but the attempt was unsuccessful.

The Mirror has previously reported that Putin has beaten five assassination attempts in total.

Analysis and Commentary

The alleged assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin by drones has been denied by both the US and Ukraine.

However, Russian officials have warned that they will retaliate as they see fit, accusing the US and Ukraine of being behind the attack.

This accusation has raised tensions between the three countries and could lead to further conflict.

The allegations have also shed light on the past attempts on Putin’s life, with reports suggesting that he has survived five assassination attempts so far.

The fact that there have been multiple attempts on his life indicates that there are still groups or individuals who seek to harm him.

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Furthermore, the alleged attempt on Putin’s life comes at a time when relations between Russia and Ukraine are already strained due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine over a year ago.

The Ukrainian government’s denial of any involvement in the alleged assassination attempt could be seen as an attempt to ease tensions between the two countries.

The alleged assassination attempt on Putin by drones raises questions about the increasing use of technology for political purposes and highlights the ongoing geopolitical tensions between Russia, the US, and Ukraine.

It also demonstrates the continuing threats to global security and the importance of preventing violent attacks against political leaders.

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