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False flag or genuine attack? What we know about the Kremlin drone incident

By Jonathan Yerushalmy

04 May 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Footage of a drone exploding over the Kremlin — the symbolic heart of Russia — has raised many questions. Some experts accuse Russia of staging the event. The Guardian details what we know so far.

Footage of a drone exploding over the Kremlin – the centre of Russian power and the symbolic heart of the country – has triggered a wave of accusations that stretch from Moscow to Washington, igniting social media-fuelled conspiracy theories and confounding experts around the world.

Russia accuses Ukraine of carrying out a daring assassination attempt on president Vladimir Putin. Ukraine has denied it had anything to do with the incident, with Volodymyr Zelenskiy saying: “We don’t attack Putin, or Moscow.”

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