The drone strikes occurred early in the morning of Wednesday, May 3. The Kremlin claimed that the two drones, which were taken down with anti-drone radar systems, were part of a Ukrainian "planned terrorist act" meant to assassinate Putin. (Related: Two drones shot down right above the Kremlin during an alleged Ukrainian attempt to assassinate Putin.)
Ukraine, meanwhile, denied any involvement in the incident. President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a statement, claimed that his country does not conduct attacks outside of its borders. His presidential adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak, further suggested that either Russia struck itself with the drones in a false flag operation or the drone strike was conducted by local anti-Putin guerrillas.
In a recent episode of "TruNews," Rick Wiles and Dr. Raymond Burkhart noted that it is Kyiv's modus operandi to immediately deny any actions that occurred outside of Ukrainian-held territory. But, at the same time, they will also celebrate these incidents.
"The Ukrainians denied that they hit the Crimean Bridge, and then they boasted about it. They did both," said Wiles, strongly suggesting that Kyiv may in fact be responsible for the drone strikes against the Kremlin. "They issued an official denial, and then at the same time, they had various social media postings boasting that they hit the bridge."
Burkhart and Wiles said the same thing has occurred in this instance. Zelensky and various other leading Ukrainian officials have denied any involvement in the act. But, at the same time, the Ukrainian Postal Service has released a commemorative stamp featuring the Kremlin on fire with a drone in the air and a Ukrainian soldier outside of the Kremlin's walls making a rude gesture.
"Are they trolling [Russia]? Or has the Ukrainian Postal Service actually issued the stamp? Either way, they're celebrating the attack," said Burkhart.
— KyivPost (@KyivPost) May 3, 2023
In Russia's official statement regarding the attack, the government said that it "reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit." The government has not explained what kind of retaliation it will conduct. But some Russian hardliners have noted that they want swift retribution, possibly against Zelensky himself in the form of his assassination.
One of the most prominent voices in favor of such an action is former President Dmitry Medvedev, a close ally of Putin, the leader of his party, United Russia, and current deputy chairman of the country's Security Council.
In a message posted on his Telegram channel, Medvedev called for the "physical elimination" of Zelensky "and his cabal."
"After today's terrorist attack, there are no options left other than the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal," wrote Medvedev, who noted that Zelensky's survival at the end of the special military operation in Ukraine is not necessary for the Ukrainian government to submit to an unconditional surrender.
"Hitler, as is known, did not sign [an unconditional surrender agreement] either," noted Medvedev. "There will always be some substitute."
"How far does that cabal go? Does that include Antony Blinken? Joe Biden?" asked Wiles, referencing the vast amounts of aid the United States provides to the regime in Kyiv. "How far does he consider the reach of the cabal? We don't know. But what we do know is that Medvedev said today, 'They're all going to die.'"
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Watch this episode of "TruNews" as host Rick Wiles and co-host Dr. Raymond Burkhart discuss how leading Russian politicians want revenge for Ukraine's failed assassination attempt against Putin.