Cuban President condemns drone attack on Kremlin
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel affirms Cuba's stance on condemning all acts, methods, and practices of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday condemned the recent assassination attempt on Russian President Vladimir Putin when two Ukrainian drones targeted the Kremlin on Wednesday.
"I’m expressing our rejection of the attack on the Kremlin, in which drones were used. Cuba reaffirms its position to condemn all acts, methods, and practices of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations," Diaz-Canel tweeted.
Expreso nuestro rechazo al ataque con drones efectuado contra el Kremlin.#Cuba reafirma su posición de condena a todos los actos, métodos y prácticas de terrorismo, en todas sus formas y manifestaciones.— Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (@DiazCanelB) May 5, 2023
On Wednesday, the Kremlin said that Kiev attempted to strike the Kremlin residence of the Russian President with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on Tuesday night -- a charge which Kiev has denied.
The Kremlin stated that Putin was left unharmed by the attack and that Russia reserves the right to initiate retaliation against Kiev over the attack.
The Kremlin further stated it considers the attempted drone attack on the presidential palace as a planned terrorist act and an attempted assassination against Putin.
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On Thursday, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Russia found the US responsible for masterminding a drone attack on the Kremlin, pointing out that sabotage attacks by Ukraine behind Russian lines had reached "unprecedented momentum".
"Decisions on such attacks are not made in Kiev, but in Washington," Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told a briefing, adding that "Kiev only does what it is told to do."
"Washington should understand clearly that we know this," he stressed.
The Russian official also slammed the attempts by Kiev and Washington to disown the attempted drone attack on the Kremlin as ridiculous.
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