Putin’s security and Russia’s response are in doubt after Russia accused Ukraine of launching a drone strike on the Kremlin. Ukraine, however, has denied the accusations.
Russian officials have accused Ukraine of attempting to carry out a drone attack on the Kremlin, which they have described as an “assassination attempt” on President Vladimir Putin. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has denied these claims and stated that his country is only fighting to defend its territory. Footage circulating online shows smoke rising above the Kremlin, while two men can be seen on the site’s Senate building. The Russian president’s office said defenses downed two drones overnight and threatened to retaliate when and where it considered necessary. The incident has raised questions about Putin’s security and the effectiveness of Russian air defenses, and it is unclear how Russia will respond.