Moscow has not provided evidence of Ukraine or US involvement, but spokesman Dmitry Peskov called their denials “absolutely ridiculous.” The Kremlin viewed the drone strike as an assassination attempt against President Vladimir Putin, who was not in the government building at the time. Putin will work in the Kremlin on Thursday. A spokesman says the president “always stays calm” in situations like this. An investigation into the attack is underway.
Moscow has said it will strike again, but has not said when or how.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denied his country had anything to do with a drone attack on the Kremlin that the Russians signaled on Tuesday night.
Washington does not give much credence to Russia’s claims. White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby called the idea of US involvement “ridiculous.” He assures that the US had nothing to do with the attack and that the US government has made it clear publicly and privately that it “does not encourage or enable” Ukraine to attack targets outside of Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Antony Blinken said yesterday that all statements from Moscow should be taken “with a large grain of salt”. “I’ve seen the reports, but I can’t confirm them,” Blinken said. He ventured no further opinion or speculation unless he knew the facts.
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