President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has expressed solidarity with the government and people of Russia following an attempted drone attack on the Kremlin residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Venezuela’s Foreign Ministry said that President Maduro expresses his total condemnation “of the attempted assassination, to a degree of frustration, that was intended to be committed against the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.”
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were used to attack the Kremlin residence of the Russian president. Russia’s military and special services promptly put them out, using electronic warfare systems. President Putin was not harmed and the Kremlin is blaming Kiev for what it calls a terrorist attack.
Venezuela hopes that the Russian authorities will bring to justice “the material and intellectual authors who organized, financed and sponsored this reprehensible assassination attempt.”
“The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela highlights the effective action of the Russian security forces who opportunely managed to neutralize two unmanned aerial vehicles directed towards the Kremlin Palace, whose infamous intention was to attempt the life of President Putin.
“Venezuela reaffirms its historic position of rejection of all acts of aggression and repudiates all forms, expressions and demonstrations that threaten international security and peace,” the statement read.
At a joint press conference with Northern European heads of government in Helsinki, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said his country is not responsible for the attack.
“I can repeat this message. I think it will be clear to everyone. We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We fight on our territory, we defend our cities and villages,” he told reporters.
Meanwhile, Russia’s Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin reserves the right to retaliate at the right moment and the way it finds appropriate.