The United States has denied involvement in the recent drone attack on Moscow’s Red Square, which occurred during a military parade on May 9, 2023. The Kremlin drone attack targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin and other top officials, but no one was injured.
Following the incident, Russian officials had speculated that the United States might have been behind the attack, given the two countries history of tensions and geopolitical rivalries. However, in a statement to the press, a U.S. State Department spokesperson categorically denied any involvement in the drone attack.
“The United States government had no involvement in this incident, and we strongly condemn any attempt to use violence to achieve political aims,” the spokesperson said. “We call for a thorough and transparent investigation into the attack and for those responsible for being held accountable.”
The spokesperson also condoned the Russian people and the families of those affected by the attack. “The United States stands with the Russian people in their efforts to ensure their security and protect their sovereignty,” the spokesperson added.
The drone attack has raised concerns about the security of high-profile events in Russia and other countries, such as military parades and political rallies. The attack also highlights the growing use of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs) as a tool for terrorism and political violence.
Russian officials have launched an investigation into the attack and have vowed to bring those responsible to justice. The incident has also prompted a review of security measures for high-profile events in Russia and other countries, focusing on countering the use of drones as a potential weapon.
As of now, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the Kremlin drone attack, and the motive behind the attack remains unclear. The incident has, however, underscored the need for increased vigilance and security measures to prevent such attacks.