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Moscow accused the United States Thursday of Organizing a drone attack on The Kremlin, denied by Washington, said Ukrainian sabotage within Russia’s borders had reached “unprecedented momentum”.

Moscow said President Vladimir Putin was operating from the Kremlin the next day attackwhich she said the Ukrainian bid to kill for him.

“decisions on These attacks are not made in Kyivbut in Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“Kyiv He just does what he’s told… Washington should We clearly understand that we are know This, he said.

Ukraine denied responsibility. with President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “We don’t attack Moscow or Putin.

The United States has also He denied any involvement.

Peskov just It just lies there, pure and simple,” spokesman John Kirby said for The White House National Security Council, he said on MSNBC.

in all areas more from year-long offensive in Ukraine, Moscow has confirmed this Kyiv He receives orders from the United States – accusing the West of leading war against Russia by proxy.

Another ally of Ukraine, a foreigner in the European Union policy Prime Minister Josep Borrell warned Moscow “not to do this use This alleged attack An excuse to continue the escalation of the war”.

‘Unprecedented’ sabotage

The Kremlin attack It came as Russia prepares to celebrate one of that it main holidays of May 9 – Soviet Victory Celebration over Nazis – with a traditional military procession on red square.

It came after five days of Apparently sabotage attacks, including trains derailed by explosions and wildfire in annexation of Crimea.

On Thursday, the Krasnodar and Rostov regions in southern Russia, both near Ukraine, reported drone strikes. caused fires.

And by early Thursday evening, the Russian authorities ambushed in Crimea is a peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, he said that their forces shot down a drone near an air base in the region.

The Kremlin insisted that the May 9 Moscow review would go ahead despite the attacks in border areas and in the heart of Russian powerbut under the “enhanced” security.

Russian TV on Thursday showed Putin in The Kremlin for the first time since the drone attack.

The Russian president is not planning “any address on This topic,” said his spokesperson.

But Moscow recognized that the state was facing “unprecedented” wave of sabotage.

Russia opened a terrorist investigation in Moscow attack.

not released official the pictures of the attack. Not verified social media Pictures showed a drone hitting the Senate in the Kremlin building.

“Two plates of copper,” said Peskov. on dome of eighteen-century building have been damaged before fire.

“They have been replaced or will be replaced, everything will be like that like new. There is no other damage.”

“criminal action”

Moscow also accused the United States of Planning the Kremlin attack, Zelensky arrived in Ukraine on Surprise visit to The Hague.

visited the International Criminal Court in March issued arrest note for put it in over alleged illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.

“all of us want To see a different Vladimir here,” Zelensky said, referring to the Russian president, his namesake, who He thinks he deserves to be punished for for him criminal actions here, in Capital of international Law.”

a special court should They are created to hold Russia accountable for that it “crime of aggression.”

“there should Be responsible for this crime. Zelensky told diplomats and court officials that this could only be applied by the court.

The Netherlands has committed to both financial And military support To ukraine since russia launched the offensive in February 2022.

Zelensky, who also met The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said that Ukraine is too “realistic” that it will not be able to join NATO while still fighting Russia.

“But we want very clear message that we will be in NATO after the war”.

Putin has used the language of Ukraine wish to join Coalition to justify its release offensive.

intense hits

Per day of Alleged Kremlin attack Ukraine said Russia bombed southern Kherson region one Hit the supermarket.

23 at least people He died, and 46 were wounded in Officials said the strikes.

After the accusation of the Kremlin Kyiv of tries to kill Putin, the Ukrainian authorities said it faced a new Wave of Overnight strikes.

Ukrainian air force On Thursday, it said Russia had fired 24 attack Overnight, 18 of that have been dropped. The authorities said there were no injuries.

Sergey Popko head of the city of Kyiv’s military He said, “Everyone enemy Missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). vehicles) He was destroyed over Kyiv by air defense forces.”

It’s the third day, Popko said of I tried strikes on Kyiv in maybe.

“our city Never experienced such intensity of Since the beginning of this year,” He said.

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