The Kremlin has accused Washington of being “definitely” behind the so called “assassination attempt” on Vladimir Putin in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Moscow have said that the US are selecting targets and Ukraine are then implementing their plans inside Russia and the Kremlin said it is “absolutely ridiculous” for the Washington trying to disown the attack.
Ukraine’s defence minister said that Kyiv does not need to attack the “Russian war criminals” and Putin in Moscow as the “Hague will come for him.”
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for the Russian leader in March.
Oleksii Reznikov said in tweet, “Ukraine doesn’t need to attack Russian war criminals in their residences in Moscow – the tribunal will deal with them.”
He added that it is “inevitable” that the “residence for Russian war criminals is the building at Pompstationsweg 32, 2597 JW Den Haag, the Netherlands.”
The speaker of Russia’s parliament Vyacheslav Volodin said Russia must now not negotiate with Ukraine after the Kremlin “attack.”
Volodin is demanding that Russia should now use “weapons capable of stopping and destroying the Kyiv terrorist regime.”
He said that “regime” in Ukraine is threatening the security of “Russia, Europe and the whole world” after the “attack on Russia.”
Experts have expressed their scepticism over the alleged “assassination attempt” and are suggesting this could be false flag attack.
Presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has warned that Russia may well be preparing for a large-scale attack against Ukraine.
“Of course, Ukraine has nothing to do with drone attacks on the Kremlin. We do not attack the Kremlin because, first of all, it does not resolve any military problems,” he said.
“And most importantly, it would allow Russia to justify massive strikes on Ukrainian cities, on the civilian population, on infrastructure facilities. Why do we need this?”
He added, “In my opinion, it is absolutely obvious that both ‘reports about an attack on the Kremlin’ and simultaneously the supposed detention of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea… clearly indicate the preparation of a large-scale terrorist provocation by Russia in the coming days.”