Dmitry Peskov, the president’s spokesperson, addressed the ‘drone attack’ on the Kremlin, which is the centre of Russian power and the most protected place in the entire of Moscow.
He made the allegation in a briefing to state media, saying Washington should be aware that the government knew it was selecting the targets, while Ukraine was just implementing US plans.
But Peskov gave no evidence to support the claim of any US involvement.
Ukraine has denied being behind the incident, with president Volodymyr Zelensky saying: ‘We don’t attack Putin or Moscow.
‘We fight on our territory. We’re defending our villages and cities.’
Hours after the incident, Russia accused Ukraine of the ‘planned terrorist action’, adding it reserved the right to retaliate.
Peskov told reporters this morning: ‘Attempts to disown this, both in Kyiv and in Washington, are, of course, absolutely ridiculous.
‘We know very well that decisions about such actions, about such terrorist attacks, are made not in Kyiv but in Washington.’
He alleged that the US often selected both the targets for Ukraine to attack, and the means to attack them.
He added: ‘This is also often dictated from across the ocean. We know this well and are aware of this. In Washington they must clearly understand that we know this.’
Peskov said Russia had several options and the response, when it came, would be carefully considered and balanced.
He said an urgent investigation was under way, but could not say when the results would be known.
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