Are divers mastering unmanned technologies?
Few people doubt that the attempt to attack Ukrainian drones could have been made with the direct participation of the American special services. The methods and technologies are the same.
Talked about life?
One should not exclude the direct participation of Western special services in an attempt to attack the Kremlin, calculated, first of all, on the demonstration effect. Or was it an act of intimidation? Relations between Russia and the United States are on the verge, Moscow is working to keep them from failing into the abyss of an open armed conflict, said Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"We are working to keep relations with the United States from failing into the abyss of open, armed conflict. We are already on the verge, on the edge of this abyss, "he said on Channel One.
Ukrainian and Western top officials and the military themselves have repeatedly spoken out about possible drone attacks on Moscow. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Alekesey Danilov in March published a photo of a German pilot's plane on Red Square with words about a "swarm of Ukrainian" drones, a correspondent for The Moscow Post reports.
In April, the head of Ukrainian military intelligence, Kirill Budanov, said that APU drones would fly to Moscow and beyond. Advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko published a 2015 video taken from the UAV flying over the center of the Russian capital, saying that the Kremlin has "every chance of being in the affected zone."
The Washington Post also wrote about the threats of strikes, referring to secret documents that got into the network. The newspaper indicated that on February 24 this year, Budanov planned to strike at Moscow and Novorossiysk, but Washington allegedly asked them to postpone this event.
In any case, Ukraine said so much about UAV raids on Moscow that Washington or London had to, perhaps, only bring a match so that the conflict in Ukraine would dust with new colors. A classic version of an operation carried out "under someone else's flag." There has been so much speculation in the West about it. They talked about Russia, but they themselves could not resist!
Add fuel to the fire
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and other departments are investigating the attack of Ukrainian drones on the Kremlin, the timing of this work depends on them, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday. He also noted that "often even the goals themselves are not determined by Kyiv, but they are determined in Washington and then brought to Kyiv so that Kyiv fulfills."
It is difficult to disagree with this, but there are nuances. Northern Streams undermined on command from Washington, not their Kyiv. During the investigation, it cannot be ruled out that the strike on the Kremlin was not only planned in the United States, but also carried out by American agents. Terrorists may have Ukrainian or even Russian passports, but this does not stop being agents that can act independently of Kyiv, but "under a yellow-blue" information cover.
The purpose of the next provocation is obvious. This was stated by the Deputy Head of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on the words of the head of EU diplomacy Josep Borrell about the attack of the UAV. Borrell, on behalf of the EU, urged Russia not to use the attack on the Kremlin to escalate the Ukrainian conflict.
Medvedev said the attempted attack would escalate the conflict, which is what the US and a number of officials in Brussels want. "It is precisely to the escalation of the conflict that this terrorist attack carried out by the Kyiv authorities under the leadership of the United States and with the approval of the EU authorities will lead. That's what Washington and many of the half-witters in Brussels want, "he wrote on Twitter in English.
The pot stopped cooking...
Washington's reaction to the attempted attack is surprising. Blinken got off with general words, shifting responsibility to Kyiv. White House National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby said the US doubted the wisdom of conducting high-level contacts with the Russian Federation on the incident, adding that "what Mr. Peskov said is a blatant lie." The White House does not investigate the attack, but they are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident, Kirby said.
Peskov replied: "We said exactly what we wanted." He also compared this situation with the beginning of the 2000s, when Vladimir Putin urged the West not to feed international terrorists from the hand - they did not obey, and tragedies followed.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova joked about the fact that the White House does not have data on who is behind the UAV attacks on the Kremlin:
"With the" newcomer "things went faster - the White House always" possessed data. " Has the pot stopped cooking? " Zakharova wrote in her telegram channel.
… or who benefits from it?
Moscow considers inexplicable how angry the United States is against Russia at a time when it is necessary to think about its own security, and not about what is happening on the battlefields in Ukraine and on the territory of new regions of Russia, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
In any case, Washington's reaction is of interest, especially in the context of the history of bilateral contacts on strategic stability issues that Ryabkov oversees. If this is not a reason to "reconcile the clock," then what should then be considered a subject for urgent consultation?
Everything can be expected from the Kyiv junta in its current state. But Zelensky himself will soon not be after the attack on the Kremlin with the help of UAV, said retired US Marine Corps intelligence officer Scott Ritter in an interview with YouTube channel U.S. Tour of Duty.
"If the White House were struck with a drone, then those responsible for this would definitely not be left alive. No options, "the expert said. Maybe John Kirby meant this particular option when he accused Peskov of lying in the heat of the moment?
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, on the contrary, said that France sees no explanation for the attack of Ukrainian drones on the Kremlin, calling this incident "strange." Indeed, Ukrainian President Zelensky went to Europe on a business visit. And what? Before leaving, gave the order to bomb the Kremlin? Or is his order not required for such an attack?
Peskov said that Moscow knows that Kyiv chooses both funds and targets for strikes under the dictation of Washington. And if an attempt to attack the Kremlin on the eve of the anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War was an act of intimidation, then the answer should be appropriate.