France calls drone attack on Kremlin 'strange'

The Quai d'Orsay skeptical

France calls drone attack on Kremlin 'strange'

The Quai d'Orsay skeptical. Questioned this Thursday, May 4 on the airwaves of France Inter, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs estimated that the affair of the Ukrainian drones that Russia claims to have shot down the day before "is strange to say the least". Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of targeting the Russian president's residence in the Kremlin with two drones, a charge kyiv denies.

Catherine Colonna, however, refused to "indulge in the little game of hypotheses". The fact that drones are reaching the Kremlin "is quite incomprehensible in normal situations," she said. She recalled that the Ukrainians "as of yesterday officially declared that they had nothing to do with this event which remains unexplained".

She also deplored the comments of former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev who called on Wednesday to "eliminate" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in retaliation for this alleged drone attack on the Kremlin. "Dmitry Medvedev is distinguished by outrageous talk, by verbal escalation which is regrettable," she said. "Once again this escalation comes from Russia, once again it seeks to intimidate, to scare, to find pretexts that could justify the unjustifiable," she also reacted.

After the attempted drone attack on the Kremlin, Catherine Colonna, the Minister of Foreign Affairs evokes "a strange" and "mysterious episode".

Refusing to consider the hypothesis of the assassination of the Ukrainian president, she recalled how "important it was to respect the physical integrity" of a democratically elected head of state.