The US denies that it was behind the Moscow drone attack.
Russia has said that the US was behind a drone attack on the Kremlin that was meant to kill President Vladimir Putin. The US has said that this is not true.
One day after Putin’s spokeswoman said the attack was done by Ukraine, he suggested that it was done with help from Washington.
The US National Security spokeswoman, on the other hand, said that these claims were “ludicrous.” Ukraine has said that it had nothing to do with what happened, and Putin was not in the building when the claimed attack happened.
Even though Russia is still attacking, Moscow hasn’t shown any signs of getting worse. On Sunday night, a drone was shot down over Kyiv, the city of Ukraine, near the office of the president.
The alleged attack on the Kremlin happened early on Wednesday. Social media videos show smoke rising above the building. The Kremlin says that there was a small explosion above the site’s Senate building, and it looks like two guys climbed up the dome. Thursday, Dmitry Peskov, a spokeswoman for the Kremlin, said that the US was “undoubtedly” behind the attack, but he didn’t give any proof.
In response, a US official named John Kirby denied that the US had anything to do with the incident. He said that the US had nothing to do with it and that it had not urged or helped Ukraine attack outside its borders.
Ukraine says that the supposed attack was a ruse set up by Russia. Many people, though, say that Russia has no reason to stage an attack that makes the Kremlin look weak. Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, went to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, which is in the Netherlands. He asked for a special court to be set up to hold Russia responsible for its “crimes of aggression.”
He said that Putin had done “criminal things in the capital of international law.” He gave examples of what he said were war crimes by Russia, such as the “millions” of strikes in the Donbas area of eastern Ukraine and the people who died when Bucha was occupied.
The ICC has issued a warrant for Putin’s arrest for claimed war crimes in Ukraine, such as sending children from Ukraine to Russia against the law. But it doesn’t have the power to go after people who commit the crime of violence.