Russian bloggers criticize the Kremlin for the drone attack on Moscow
As Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to downplay the drone attack on Moscow to avoid revealing defense weaknesses and the Kremlin's limited options, the "free flight" of drones over Moscow has caused negative reactions in the Russian news space.
According to a report by the Institute for the Study of War (HEI) based in Washington, Moscow Duma deputy Andrey Medvedev claimed that Ukrainian forces hastily carried out the drone strike as part of an information operation with negligible kinetic effects.
At the same time, certain influential Russian milbloggers used the drone strikes to criticize Russia's withdrawal from Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts in April 2022.
Igor Girkin used the attacks on Rublyovka to criticize Russian elites who he claims have "never thought about the country and never will" and will not respond to Ukrainian attacks in Moscow, Belgorod Oblast or Russian-occupied Ukraine. Girkin also mocked Putin for continuing to claim the war was a "special military operation", despite the drone attacks on the Russian capital.
It seems that for the first time, Girkin and the head of the notorious Wagner paramilitian group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, have found themselves on the same page.
Prigozhin made harsh criticisms of the Russian Ministry of Defense and called on Russian officials to actually defend Russia instead of "sitting quietly".
At the same time, the Chechen satrap, a staunch Putin supporter, Ramzan Kadyrov, used the attack to once again threaten European countries, arguing that if they continue to supply Ukraine with weapons, they will not have the weapons to defend themselves. when Russia will "knock on their doors".
Source : Civilmedia