Headline RoundupMay 3rd, 2023

Russia Claims Ukraine Tried to Assassinate Putin

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Russia is accusing Ukraine of attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin after Russian defenses disabled two drones on Tuesday night that it said were targeting the Kremlin. The drones were disarmed using electronic radar devices, according to Kremlin sources.

Key Details:  Ukraine says it has no knowledge of a drone strike, and Russia has provided no evidence to support the claims. There was no damage to the Kremlin's buildings, and President Putin was working at another residence outside of Moscow at the time.

Key Quote: "Last night, the Kyiv regime attempted to carry out a strike on the Kremlin residence of the President of the Russian Federation with unmanned aerial vehicles," the Kremlin said in a statement.

For Context: Since the start of the war, Russia has accused Ukraine of a number of attacks on Russian soil.

How the Media Covered it. Some sources noted that the incident occurred shortly before Russia's May 9 Victory Day parade.

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