Bloodthirsty Putin kills 21 in revenge strike on Ukrainian supermarket and train station after Kremlin ‘drone attack’
A RUSSIAN attack on Ukraine has left 21 civilians dead with many killed in a supermarket and train station.
After the Kremlin came under attack from a drone strike, Vladimir Putin’s forces unleashed their vengeance on the city of Kherson and surrounding area with attacks continuing elsewhere overnight.
Footage showed a flying object exploding in flames overnight above the fortress in central Moscow – where the president has his office and an apartment – on Wednesday.
Putin, 70, was not inside at the time and was not injured, the Kremlin said, but the tyrant’s allies reacted to the attack with alarming calls for revenge.
Harrowing images, shocking even for the Ukraine war, show dead bodies lying on the blood soaked floor of the supermarket as the wounded are treated in aisles.
Others show wounded being carried away from the station in the aftermath of Russian shelling.
Responding to the Russian strikes, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky said: “At the moment, 21 people have been killed and 48 injured! In less than a day! In one region alone!”
Writing on Telegram, he said “A railway station and a crossroads, a building, a tool shop, a supermarket and a petrol station: do you know what these places have in common?
“The bloody trail that Russia is leaving with its shells, killing civilians in Kherson and the region.”
Zelensky said the “world must see and know” what happened adding Ukraine “will never forgive” but instead “will overcome and all perpetrators will be held accountable”.
Russia continued its onslaught in the wake of the Kremlin drone with a barrage of missiles and kamikaze drones at Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities overnight.
Ukraine’s Air Force said early that Russian forces attacked with Iranian-made drones.
Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine and explosions were reported in the southern city of Odesa and the capital, Kyiv.
Ukraine’s military said that in Odesa, three drones inscribed “for Moscow” and “for the Kremlin”, hit a dorm of an educational facility,
Kyiv was targeted with drones and missiles, in what is a third airborne attack on the capital in four days, officials said.
Former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev – now a top Putin security official – called for the “elimination” of Zelensky.
In a chilling statement, he said: “After today’s terrorist attack, there are no options left except for the physical elimination of Zelensky and his cabal.
“It is not even needed to sign an act of unconditional surrender.”
Extraordinary footage appeared to show the moment a drone exploded over the Senate Palace, with flames and smoke seen coming from the 18th century dome at 2.27am.
Grandstands set up for the Victory Day parade on May 9 can be seen in Red Square below, in front of the fortress walls.
A second blast was seen over the rooftops at 2.43am.
Residents of nearby building known as Stalinist House on the river embankment said they “saw sparks in the sky and people with flashlights near the Kremlin wall after the thunderclaps”.
The Kremlin said two drones had been used in the alleged attack, but were disabled by Russian electronic defences.