Kremlin attack could take Russian attacks to 'new level,' retired Army official says

By Jen Krausz on
 May 5, 2023

Retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis said that the so-called "terror attack" on the Kremlin that Russia is blaming on Ukraine could take Russian attacks to a "new level."

“You just have to look back 2,500 years ago to Chinese strategist Sun Tzu who said, ‘All warfare is based on deception,’ and that has never changed in all the centuries since,” Davis said, “and it’s never been more true than in this particular conflict in that you can’t take anything at face value from Kiev, from Moscow, from Washington, [or] from Brussels.”

"We have what at least appears to be an actual video and some other evidence from multiple angles of an explosion over the Kremlin, and it appears that there’s some sort of a drone that explodes,” he said. “Beyond that, everything else is subject to interpretation.”

Whether Ukraine is responsible or not, Russia could use the attack as an excuse to do what it wants to do anyway, escalate its attacks in a way that could change the conflict's outcome.

Russia could be “changing tactics,” and may say, “‘OK, on the eve of Ukraine’s offensive, we’re going to upstage them, potentially," he said.

“And there could be in the days ahead some kind of new level of attack that Russia hadn’t done,” he warned.