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Speculation about Putin spurred by the dramatic Kremlin video – Newsweek

A video showing a procession rushing towards the Kremlin building has sparked speculation Vladimir Putinforcing the Russian government to issue a denial.

The 38 second video published on Saturday shows several vehicles with flashing lights heading towards the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian government, in central Moscow, as observers watched.

The recording was taken in Manježna Street at 11 pm local time, the Telegram channel reports in Russian.

It said, wow post translated into English via Google: “Usually such night visits are something important. Especially in the background of the topics discussed with [Belarussian President Alexander] Lukashenko. “

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Russian President Vladimir Putin at a plenary session during the St. Petersburg Economic Forum SPIEF 2022, June 17, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The video sparked speculation on social media.
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The clip (shown above) is widely shared on Telegram, including U.S.-based channels promoting conspiracy theories. Many of those who shared the footage wondered why the procession would rush to the Kremlin late at night.

Growing speculation that Putin arrived in the Kremlin to make an urgent statement has sparked a denial by the Russian government.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russia’s state-run TASS news agency on Sunday: “No, that’s not true,” when asked for comment.

Newsweek contacted the Kremlin.

Kiev officials said on Saturday that Russia had launched strikes on Ukraine for the first time from Belarus.

Putin also announced on Saturday that Moscow would extradite Belarus a a missile system capable of carrying nuclear weaponsaccording to Reuters.

During a meeting with the Russian president in the Baltic port city of St. Petersburg, Lukashenko said he was concerned about the “confrontational” policies of his neighbors Lithuania and Poland. Bother countries are members of NATO and the European Union.

Reuters reported that in a summary of the Foreign Ministry meeting, he quoted Putin as saying: “We will transfer Iskander-M tactical missile systems to Belarus, which can use both ballistic and cruise missiles, both in the conventional and nuclear versions.”

Russian missiles reportedly hit an apartment building and a kindergarten in the Ukrainian capital early Sunday.

Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko said several people were injured and added: “They (rescuers) pulled out a seven-year-old girl,” Reuters reported.

“Now they’re trying to save her mother. People are under the rubble.”

Ukrainian police chief Ihor Klymenko said five people were injured in the blast.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba cited the death of the 7-year-old as he sent a message to world leaders at a G7 summit held in Germany this weekend.

Sharing a picture of a girl on a stretcher, he tweeted: “This 7-year-old Ukrainian child slept peacefully in Kiev until a Russian cruise missile blew up her home. Many people across Ukraine are under attack.

“The G7 summit must respond with more sanctions on Russia and more heavy weapons for Ukraine. Russia’s sick imperialism must be defeated.”


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