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 UJ-22 الطائرة المسيرة الأوكرانية المحمولة جوا infographic
Graphic shows Ukraine’s UJ-22 drone and recent drone attacks in Russia.
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UJ-22 الطائرة المسيرة الأوكرانية المحمولة جوا

By Duncan Mil

May 4, 2023 - لقطات لطائرة مسيرة تنفجر فوق قبة مجلس الشيوخ في الكرملين المسور - المركز الرمزي للقوة الروسية - تثير تساؤلات حول فعالية الدفاعات الجوية الروسية.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused the United States on Thursday of being behind what it claims was a drone attack intended to kill President Vladimir Putin.

Peskov made the allegation in a briefing to reporters, saying Washington should be aware that Russia knew it was selecting the targets and Ukraine was merely implementing U.S. plans.

“Attempts to disown this, both in Kyiv and in Washington, are, of course, absolutely ridiculous. We know very well that decisions about such actions, about such terrorist attacks, are made not in Kyiv but in Washington,” Peskov said.

Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev added it was time to “physically eliminate Zelenskiy and his clique.”

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy denied responsibility. “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow, we fight on our territory,” Zelenskiy told a press conference in Helsinki.

Some Western analysts said it might have been a “false flag” operation -- Moscow might have staged the incident to pin the blame on Kyiv and justify some crushing response.

Sources
PUBLISHED: 04/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News
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