Russia has criticized the West for supporting Ukraine, which it says is pushing Kiev to launch increasingly “irresponsible” attacks after an unprecedented drone attack on Moscow on Tuesday morning.
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Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused Ukraine of seeking to “terrorize” the Russian population after an unprecedented drone attack on Moscow, while praising the capital’s anti-aircraft defense, which worked “satisfactorily”.
“The Kiev regime chose (…) to terrorize Russia in order to terrorize Russian citizens,” the Russian president said in remarks broadcast on Russian public television.
In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry criticized “Western support for the Kiev regime is pushing Ukrainian leaders to commit increasingly irresponsible criminal acts”, accusing Ukraine of seeking to “sow panic” in Russia.
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz “condemned” in a telephone interview with Volodymyr Zelensky “the new Russian air strikes against civilian targets.”
The chancellery said in a statement that the German leader assured the Ukrainian president “that Germany will continue its support for Ukraine, including in the military field, in close coordination with its European and international partners.”