The city of Moscow woke up this Tuesday startled by the large-scale drone attacks that it suffered this morning and whose authorship the Kremlin attributed to Ukraine.
Shortly after, Vladimir Putin said that kyiv has chosen the path of terrorist activities and attacks civilians, according to report of RT.
Russia had confirmed that its anti-aircraft defenses shot down eight aircraft early in the morning before they hit their targets, and that they did not leave any casualties or significant damage.
putin he pointed that “the Kiev regime has chosen a different path, the path of trying to intimidate Russia, intimidate Russian citizens and attack residential buildings” in response to the fact that in recent days the country’s armed forces attacked a military intelligence headquarters from Ukraine.
“This, of course, is a clear sign of terrorist activity,” Putin said. He also added, according to the Russian source, that kyiv is trying to provoke a response from Moscow and “we’ll see what to do about it.”
The attacks on Moscow come as kyiv experienced its third day of bombing that forced thousands of its residents to spend the night in bomb shelters.
Although they did not hide their happiness at what happened in the capital of the neighboring country, the Ukrainian authorities denied being directly involved in the events.
“Of course we are happy to observe and predict an increase in the number of attacks. But of course we have nothing directly to do with this,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak was quoted as saying by BBC World.
At the beginning of the month, drones were shot down over the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian Presidency. A few days later, border towns with Ukraine suffered attacks and land incursions.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2023 under the name of “special operation” or “pacification operation”.
With information from RT, BBC and Efe.