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Russia accuses US of planning alleged drone strike against Putin

Russia accuses US of planning alleged drone strike against Putin

Russia has accused Washington of being behind what it says was a drone attack on the Kremlin and an assassination attempt on President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of allegations over Wednesday’s incident.

When asked by CNN if the Kremlin believed that the US was behind the attack, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “Without a doubt, such decisions, the definition of objectives, the definition of means – all this is dictated by Washington to Kiev ”.

“We are well aware of that,” he added.

“We are well aware that decisions on such terrorist actions and attacks are not taken in Kiev, but in Washington. And Kiev is already doing what it was told to do,” Peskov said.

“Such attempts to deny this in both Kiev and Washington are, of course, absolutely ridiculous.”

The Kremlin spokesman doubled down on the accusations, without providing any evidence, expanding on Russia’s view of how these decisions are made.

“We know that not even Kiev sets its own goals, they are set in Washington, and then these goals are brought to Kiev for Kiev to fulfill. [essas tarefas]”, said Peskov. “Kiev is not always given the right to choose the means, this is also done across the pond.”

“Washington must clearly understand that we know this,” he added.

Peskov did not provide any evidence for his allegations, nor did he provide additional details about the alleged attack, saying the information would be released at a later date.

He also told reporters that Putin is “calm” despite the alleged attack and assassination attempt.

“You know that in such difficult, extreme situations, the president always remains calm, serene, clear in his assessments, in the orders he gives,” he added. “So nothing has changed in that regard.”

He stated to CNN that the alleged attack damaged two copper plates of the Senate Palace, which will be repaired.

Earlier this week, Russia alleged that Ukraine launched a drone strike against the Kremlin in an attempt to kill Putin, the Russian president’s official residence and the most powerful symbol of power in Moscow.

Ukraine vehemently denied involvement in the alleged attack.

US officials previously said they were still assessing the incident and had no information on who might have been responsible.

Source: CNN Brasil