Russia has accused Ukraine of attempting to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin after footage of a drone exploding over the Kremlin shocked the world. However, some experts are now raising the possibility that the incident may have been a false flag operation.
Ukraine has denied any responsibility for the incident with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying, "We don’t attack Putin, or Moscow. We fight on our territory."
That statement from Zelensky can't be taken at face value, as Ukraine has previously launched drone strikes in Russia and Crimea. So an attack on the Kremlin wouldn't be unprecedented.
Some think that Ukraine is not at fault and that the attack was a false flag operation intended to give Russia propaganda as morale and support for the war continues to fall.
Mick Mulroy, a former US deputy assistant secretary of defense and CIA officer, "Russia may be fabricating this to use as a pretext to target President Zelenskiy – something they have tried to in the past."
Other experts have stated that circumstances around the incident point to a coordinated effort by the Kremlin inconsistent with a real attack. With no end in sight, both Russia and Ukraine will do anything to get an edge over the other.