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Russia Accuses US After Alleged Drone Attack On Kremlin

A video published overnight on a local Moscow news Telegram channel, filmed across the river from the Kremlin, appeared to show smoke rising over the buildings

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Russia alleged that Ukraine attempted to assassinate President Vladimir Putin
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After Russia on Wednesday alleged that Ukraine attempted to assassinate its President Vladimir Putin, it has now accused the United States oof being behind what it says was a drone attack. The Ukrainian president had earlier denied the involvement saying, "We don't attack Putin or Moscow." 

According to a report by Reuters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the allegation in a briefing to reporters, saying Washington should be aware that Russia knew it was selecting the targets and Ukraine was merely implementing US plans. He did not provide any evidence to support the claim of US involvement.

A video published overnight on a local Moscow news Telegram channel, filmed across the river from the Kremlin, appeared to show smoke rising over the buildings. It wasn't possible to ascertain its veracity. According to the text accompanying the video, residents at a nearby apartment building reported hearing bangs and seeing smoke at around 2:30 a.m.

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The Kremlin said Russian military and security forces had stopped the drones before they could strike. Nobody was hurt, it added. Its official website said debris from the drones fell on the Kremlin grounds without damage.

The Kremlin claimed the attack was planned to disrupt Victory Day, which Russia celebrates in Red Square on May 9 to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. 

(With inputs from AP)

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