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Drone attack on Putin's residence - Russia's elite trembles

2023-06-02T09:42:00.350Z

Highlights: Russian President Vladimir Putin's residence was apparently located just a few kilometers from one of the launch sites. Three of the eight drones were shot down over parts of the posh suburb of Rublyovka in western Moscow. Putin himself, according to his spokesman, was in the center of Moscow at the time of the attacks in the Kremlin. Putin described the work of its own anti-aircraft defense as satisfactory, but called for further improvement.. In Russia, several drones will be shot down on May 30. Some of them are located above the home of Russia's elite, in close proximity to Putin's residences.



In Russia, several drones will be shot down on May 30. Some of them are located above the home of Russia's elite, in close proximity to Putin's residence.

Moscow - In the drone attacks on the Russian capital Moscow early Tuesday morning (May 30), the residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin was apparently located just a few kilometers from one of the launch sites. This is stated in a list of high-ranking Russian politician Alexander Chinshtein, published on Tuesday.

Russia's elite trembles: drones shot down in the immediate vicinity of Putin's residence

Putin himself, according to his spokesman, was in the center of Moscow at the time of the attacks in the Kremlin. He worked there and was informed about the drone attacks on the Russian capital, said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov. Three of the eight drones were shot down over parts of the posh suburb of Rublyovka in western Moscow. One of these launch sites is said to be located just a few kilometers, about ten minutes from Putin's Novo-Ogaryovo residence.

A view of the Novo-Ogaryovo estate, where Russian President Vladimir Putin resides. (Archivild) © Dragan Tatic/dpa

Whether Putin's residence was specifically targeted by the attacks has so far remained unclear. Rublyovka summarizes a total of several well-secured residential areas in the west of Moscow. Above all, Russia's elite lives there. In addition to Putin, ex-President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin are also said to have their residences in one of the suburbs. In addition, many rich businessmen are said to live in the area.

Drones shot down over Russia's elite in Moscow - Putin threatens to retaliate

According to the Russian authorities, several houses were damaged and two people were injured in the attack. Russia accuses Ukraine of responsibility for the attacks. Putin himself also commented on the drone strike against Moscow. He described the work of its own anti-aircraft defense as satisfactory, but called for further improvement. According to him, the anti-aircraft defense should be condensed. "We will do this," the Kremlin chief promised. With the attack, Kiev would provoke Russia to attack Ukrainian civilians in return and threatened to react. Ukraine, meanwhile, had denied direct responsibility for the attacks against Moscow.

With the drone attacks, the Ukraine war has now finally arrived in Russia. At the beginning of May, a drone attack with two missiles over the Kremlin had already been repelled. Previously, the attacks on Russia had mostly been limited to the immediate border region with Ukraine and were not aimed at civilian areas. (nz/dpa)

Source: merkur

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