Russia has targeted the headquarters of the Ukrainian military’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) in Kiev, President Vladimir Putin confirmed on Tuesday.
“We’ve been talking about the possibility of striking the ‘decision-making centers.’ Naturally, Ukraine’s military intelligence headquarters falls into such a category, and it was hit two or three days ago,” Putin stated.
The Russian president also acknowledged a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow, which occurred earlier in the day. The main goal of such strikes is attempting to “intimidate” Russian citizens, which is a “clear sign” of “terrorist activity” on Kiev’s part, Putin said.
Unlike Ukraine, which has been targeting “residential buildings” in Russia, Moscow is striking only military targets, such as ammunition dumps or fuel depots, with “high-precision” weaponry, he added.
Putin: #Russia attacked #Ukrainian military intelligence headquarters (GUR) a few days ago in #Kiev.
“We have already talked about the possibilities of striking at decision-making centers.”
Footage shows Havana bridge that leads to GUR HQ. It has been closed last 2 days. pic.twitter.com/RdvAvWvgGE
— KazachokBoi (@KazachokB) May 30, 2023
Earlier, Ukrainian media reported that the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense had been hit in an overnight Russian missile strike. The strikes followed a series of threats by senior Main Intelligence Directorate officials to “kill Russians” around the world.
⚡President Putin: "We have already talked about the possibility of hitting decision-making centers. Of course, the headquarters of the military intelligence of Ukraine, which was hit two days ago, also belongs to this category. pic.twitter.com/NwDqfqI1mk
— The Eurasianist ☦️ (@Russ_Warrior) May 30, 2023