After accusing Ukraine of an assignation attempt on President Vladimir Putin via a drone, on Wednesday, Russia turned their attention and blame towards the United States on Thursday.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said during briefing to reporters that Washington should be aware that Russia is onto them for selecting targets, and that Ukraine was merely carrying out U.S. plans.
Ukraine denied any involvement with the early morning drone strike, which Russia shared video footage of two flying objects heading straight towards the Kremlin and then an explosion with a bright flash.
KREMLIN DRONE ATTACK
– Russia says two Ukrainian drones attacked Kremlin overnight
– Drones downed with no victims or material damage to the Kremlin
– Moscow says it was a terrorist attack and attempt on Putin's life
– Russia says it reserves right to respond when and how it… pic.twitter.com/loZA6c3Fvd
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“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,” Peskov declared.
He alleged that the United States often selected both the targets for Ukraine to attack, and the means to attack them.
“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.”
The Kremlin has said it reserves the right to retaliate, but has not said what form this might take.
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.
The United States dismissed the allegations on Thursday.
“Obviously it’s a ludicrous claim,” said White House national security spokesman John Kirby .”The United States has nothing to do with it. We don’t even know exactly what happened here, but I can assure you the United States had no role in it whatsoever.”
Just what we need. It’s already a headache that President Joe Biden continues to send U.S. taxpayer money to Ukraine. Now Ukraine could be dragging the United States into a war with Russia. The last thing we need.
This would never happen under former President Donald Trump.