Overnight a drone strike hit Moscow and a Russian official has compared this to “the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers.”
The Ukrainian drone attack in Moscow has been described by those similar to al-Qaeda, the Russian Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
Zakharova told Soloviev Live TV channel, “Let’s take a look at another example: the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. It caused an enormous number of casualties but the methods were the same.
“The Moscow City district is a civilian site, which only hosts offices and a business centre, along with living quarters – a great number of residential apartments – as well as civilian administrative buildings that have nothing to do with the military.”
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She added, “We are seeing the same picture now, as if it is repeating itself.”
The Kremlin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted that Ukraine poses a serious threat after a high rise building in Moscow’s financial district for the second time.
The Russian Defence Ministry called it a “terrorist attack” but yet when Vladimir Putin launched missile strikes on civilian populations in Ukraine it is called the so called “special military operation.”
Russia claims that they stopped the attack in Moscow overnight and shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles.
Sky News’s military analyst Sean Bell said the drone attacks in Russia is to instil fear in the hearts of Russian citizens.
Bell said, “What’s fascinating about this is Zelenskyy clearly wants to take the fight to Moscow.
“One of the ways of winning the war is on the battlefield but the other way of doing it is to remove Putin’s will to continue to fight like this.
“The West won’t provide the weapons to take this war into Russia for obvious fears of escalation, but President Zelenskyy is clearly doing everything he can to raise the profile of the fact wealthy Muscovites are in a battle.
“You imagine this was in central London, it might not cause significant damage, but it would cause a bit of panic.”