May 29, 2023

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the drone attack on the Kremlin, which took place on the night of May 3. According to the representative of Vladimir Putin, two copper sheets on the dome of the Senate Palace will be replaced or have already been replaced. There are no other damages.

“I know from our economic services that two sheets were scorched there, two copper sheets that cover the dome. These two copper sheets will be, if not already replaced, I don’t know for sure whether they will be replaced either today or tomorrow. Everything will be like new, there is no other damage or destruction,” Peskov said. His words on Thursday, May 4, quoted RIA News.

The presidential spokesman noted that after the attempted attack on the Kremlin, the security systems would be strengthened. They are already working in an enhanced mode in preparation for the Victory Parade, which will be held on Red Square on May 9.

According to Peskov, Russia drew conclusions about Kyiv’s involvement in the attack on the Kremlin on the basis of data received from the special services. The spokesman noted that decisions on terrorist attacks and the definition of goals for Ukraine are dictated by the United States. “Such decisions, determination of goals, determination of means, and so on – all this is dictated to Kyiv from Washington. And we are well aware of this,” Peskov said. He called ridiculous attempts by Kyiv and Washington to disown the attack on the Kremlin.

The presidential spokesman also spoke about Putin’s reaction to the attack. The head of state always maintains calmness, composure, clarity in assessments, in the commands that he gives in difficult, extreme situations. The Russian leader does not intend to make a televised address after the incident.

Peskov did not give details of Moscow’s response to the attack on the Kremlin. At the same time, he noted that we can only talk about thoughtful steps that correspond to the interests of the country.

Earlier, the Kremlin reported that on the night of May 3, Ukraine attempted to attack the residence of the head of state using two unmanned aerial vehicles. The drones were eliminated in time, no one, including the president, was injured. Moscow reserved the right to retaliate when and where it saw fit. In Kyiv denied involvement Ukrainian side to what happened.

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