…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
On May 3rd, 2023, the Russian news agency RIA reported that the Kremlin considered an attack on President Vladimir Putin’s residence a “planned terrorist action.”
The Kremlin said that it had the right to retaliate against the attack, which it alleged had used two drones.
However, Russian defenses disabled the drones, and there were no injuries or material damage to the Kremlin buildings.
The Kremlin called the attack an assassination attempt on the President, on the eve of Victory Day, which is the May 9 Parade.
RIA further reported that Putin had not altered his schedule and was working as usual.
Nevertheless, the Russian side reserved the right to take retaliatory measures when and where it deemed necessary.
Unverified Video Footage
An unverified video was circulating on Russian social media, including the military news outlet Zvezda.
The footage showed pale smoke rising behind the main Kremlin Palace in the walled citadel after the alleged incident.
Analysis and Commentaries
This news story is significant because it alleges an attempt to attack the President of Russia’s residence using drones, which was thwarted by Russian defenses.
The Kremlin has characterized the incident as a “planned terrorist action” and an “assassination attempt,” which are serious allegations.
The timing of the attack is noteworthy because it occurred on the eve of the May 9 Parade, which is a significant national holiday in Russia, marking the end of World War II.
It is a time of great celebration and national pride, and the incident could be seen as an attempt to disrupt the holiday.
It is also important to note that the video footage of the incident is unverified, and its authenticity is unknown.
However, the fact that the Kremlin has acknowledged the incident and characterized it as a “planned terrorist action” is significant.
The Kremlin’s statement that it reserves the right to retaliate against the attack suggests that tensions may escalate between Russia and its adversaries, although it is unclear who is responsible for the attack.
It is a developing story that bears watching in the coming days and weeks.