Russia has alleged Ukraine attempted an assassination President Vladimir Putin through a drone attack on the Kremlin last night.
Several state news agencies reported on the allegations after the attack.
Putin was not at the Kremlin at the time of the attack, working from his residence outside Moscow, according to state news outlet RIA.
There was no injury or loss of life and material damage to the Kremlin buildings, Russian officials added.
The Kremlin has viewed the alleged assault as a ‘terrorist attack’ and warned about its right to retaliate.
‘The Kremlin has assessed these actions as a planned terrorist act and an assassination attempt on the president on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade,’ RIA reported, adding Putin had not changed his schedule and was working as usual.
Ukraine said Russian partisans were likely to have been behind the alleged attack.
The alleged incident comes as Ukrainian forces prepare for a major counteroffensive with the aim to push Russian forces back finally, more than a year after Putin ordered a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is currently in Finland and planning to go to Germany, as he looks to garner more support from Kyiv’s Western allies.
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