Honored as a “Hero of the Russian Federation,” military veteran General Sergei Lipovoy said on Thursday that Ukraine launched about 100 drones over Russian borders on Victory Day, hoping some of them would hit Red Square in Moscow. reports true.
Sergei Shoigu at the Victory Day paradePhoto: YouTube capture
But Libovoy, a major general of the Russian Air Force and head of the veterans’ organization, said all the drones launched by the Ukrainians had been destroyed by “air defense mechanisms and electronic warfare units of the Russian Federation.”
At a press conference Thursday morning, he said the Russian armed forces detected “American drones with a range of up to 800 kilometers” during the strikes.
The Russian major general added that the strikes planned for May 9 would not only target the capital Moscow and Red Square, where a military parade commemorating victory in the “Great Patriotic War” took place, but was shot down in several Russian regions, including Belgorod, Voronezh. , Kursk and Kaluga.
His claims were viewed with skepticism even in Russia’s online environment, where information about the alleged attacks did not emerge for two days and the general did not indicate where he might have such data.
However, Lipovoi returned on Thursday afternoon to “clarify” things.
“Information about approximately 100 Ukrainian drones allegedly flying into Moscow on May 9 has not been verified. They were obtained from unofficial sources through social media posts,” he said without elaborating.
Lipovoy said in March that the Ukrainian strike against a shipment of Kalibr missiles was planned for that month, in line with talks between President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Moscow.
“It can be said with certainty that this terrorist act was planned and carried out at a time when high-level talks between the leaders of Russia and China were going on in Moscow,” he alleged.
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