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Russia’s ex-president calls for ‘physical elimination’ of Ukrainian president after Kremlin drone attack

Russia’s former president on Wednesday called for the “physical elimination” of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his administration, after a drone attack on the Kremlin residence earlier in the day.

“It is not even needed to sign the act of unconditional surrender. (Adolf) Hitler, as you know, did not sign it either,” Dmitry Medvedev also said in a statement on Telegram.

Medvedev’s comments came as Russia claimed earlier that Ukraine attempted to strike the Kremlin residence with two drones, which, it said, were shot down.

“We view these actions as a planned terrorist attack and an assassination attempt targeting the President, carried out ahead of Victory Day and the May 9 Parade, where foreign guests are expected to be present, among others,” it said.

It added that Putin was not injured by the alleged attack and that the Russian side reserves “the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it deems appropriate.”

Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian officials have since denied Kyiv’s involvement in the drone attack.

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