United Nation speaks out about the drone attack on Moscow.
The United Nation condemns all attacks on civilians, while Russia accuses the US of encouraging Ukraine to use drones to attack Moscow, which Washington denies.
The Kyiv Independent news website on May 31 quoted United Nation Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric as condemning all attacks on civilians and civilian structures. The statement came after the Russian Defense Ministry accused the Ukrainian military of using eight crewless aerial vehicles (UAVs) to attack Moscow at dawn on May 30.
"We condemn any attack on civilians and civilian structures anywhere. But I think it's important to point out that there is no comparison between the recent attacks in Moscow and the large-scale raids we continue to see in Ukrainian cities," he said. We were presented at a press conference.
The Russian side said it shot down 5 UAVs, and the impact caused three others to deviate from the target; 2 people were injured in the attack. That same morning, Russia attacked Kyiv with a drone in its 17th wave of attacks this month, killing one person and wounding 13 others, according to Ukrainian officials.
RT radio on May 31 quoted Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov as saying that Washington's announcements after the drone attack on Moscow "sounds like an encouragement to the Ukrainians." "No one believes the American slogans about not supporting Ukraine's attacks on Russian territory," he said. According to the diplomat, the drone strike aimed to "sow fear among the Russians" and affect confidence in the government.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the attack as terrorism. In contrast, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized Western claims that weapons sent to Ukraine were not used to attack the territory. Russian territory is "a lie," according to TASS.
In the move against Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the country's military carried out raids on "decision centers involved in plotting terrorist attacks" and said that "the operation is not active." .terrorism conducted under the direct guidance of unspecified Western intelligence agencies". According to RT, President Putin said that the Russian side attacked the headquarters of the General Department of Defense Intelligence of Ukraine. Kyiv still needs to comment on this information.
In another move, the Russian Interior Ministry issued an arrest warrant for Army Commander-in-Chief Valeriy Zaluzhnyi and Army Commander Oleksandr Syrskyi of Ukraine. Ukraine's Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar denied the arrest, saying it was a failed attempt by Moscow to exert psychological pressure.
The US and Ukraine denied it.
According to Reuters, adviser Mykhailo Podolyak to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that Kyiv had "no direct involvement" in the drone attack on Moscow. On the US side, a National Security Council spokesman commented on CNN that "generally, we do not support attacks inside Russia." A US State Department spokesman also confirmed this view. France wants Europe to 'strategically wake up.'
The Guardian newspaper on May 31 reported that French President Emmanuel Macron wanted to boost diplomacy and reassure Central and Eastern European countries that Paris understands the region's security environment is constantly changing after the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. The leader wanted to call for a "strategic awakening" and emphasized what France had done to protect NATO's eastern flank, including sending 1,250 troops to Romania and 300 troops to Estonia and paving the way. For the supply of battle tanks to Ukraine. He is expected to pledge Kyiv's victory and not accept a "frozen conflict" in Ukraine. In addition, President Macron said that Europe needs to do more to support munitions production capacity and strengthen defense partnerships among members. "We have focused on providing the equipment and training necessary for Ukraine to regain its territorial sovereignty," the spokesman said. The US government said it was gathering relevant information, and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said succinctly that "we do not support attacks inside Russia."
Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said that Ukraine "has a legal right to defend within its borders, but also the right to move forces away from the border to undermine Russia's ability to send forces into Ukraine.". Opposing the statement, according to Reuters, Russian Security Council Vice Chairman Dmitry Medvedev said that any British official promoting hostilities in Ukraine could be considered a legitimate military target.
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