The Russian government is considering various options to respond to Kiev’s attempted drone attack on the Kremlin, according to Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Peskov refused to disclose any details on the potential response, saying that any actions taken would only be “well-thought-out steps that meet the interests of our country.”
The attempted drone attack occurred on May 3, when Kiev allegedly used two drones to launch a night-time strike on the Kremlin residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, the military and special services promptly disabled the drones and prevented any harm to Putin. The Kremlin has stated that the attack was a pre-planned act of terrorism and an attempt on the life of the head of state.
In response to the attack, Peskov noted that Russia reserves the right to retaliate in a suitable way and at a time of its choosing. He emphasized that any actions taken by Russia would be in the country’s best interest.
The incident marks an escalation in the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, which have been heightened since the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia. The conflict has since escalated, with Russia being accused of providing support to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.
The attempted drone attack on the Kremlin has further strained the relationship between the two countries, with Russia accusing Ukraine of being responsible for the attack. Ukraine, in turn, denies any involvement and has accused Russia of spreading false information.
The situation remains tense, and the international community is closely monitoring the situation. Any retaliation by Russia could have significant repercussions, and many are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the conflict between the two nations.