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US still lacks information to assess drone strike on Kremlin

May 4, 2023

The United States still does not have the information necessary to assess the alleged drone attack on the Kremlin this week.

This was stated by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haynes, CNN reports.

"You have seen that the Ukrainian government denies any involvement in this (attack on the Kremlin - Ed.). And at this stage, we don't have information that would allow us to provide an independent assessment on this," Haynes said.


Speaking with Senator Tom Cotton at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Haynes confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not often "spend the night in the Kremlin" and that Ukraine denies the attack, while during previous attacks against Russia, Ukraine "has been ambiguous (in its statements - Ed.) or silent about responsibility for these attacks".

Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said that Russia's allegations that Ukraine tried to assassinate Putin with the help of the United States are likely disinformation.

Author - Olena Madiak, 04/05/2023

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