Russia says it brought down three Ukrainian drones attempting to attack Moscow, nobody hurt

Russia says it brought down three Ukrainian drones attempting to attack Moscow, nobody hurt

Russia’s Defence Ministry announced that it had successfully intercepted three Ukrainian drones that were attempting to attack Moscow. Fortunately, there were no casualties and only minor damage to two office buildings in the Moskva-Citi business district, according to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. The affected area, located a few miles from the Kremlin, is known for its modern high-rise towers. One of the damaged buildings housed three Russian government ministries and residential apartments, as reported by Russian media.

The incident is significant because it demonstrates that hostile drones have been able to reach the heart of the Russian capital in recent months, even if they haven’t caused significant damage. This situation is uncomfortable for the authorities, who have assured the public that Russia is fully in control of its “special military operation” against Ukraine. This incident follows a similar attempted attack last Monday, where two Ukrainian drones were used. One of them was brought down near the defence ministry headquarters. At the time, Russia threatened to take harsh retaliatory measures against Ukraine. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov had previously stated that there would be more drone strikes, but there has been no immediate response from Kyiv regarding this latest incident.

Mayor Sobyanin confirmed that there were no casualties or injuries resulting from the attack. Flights to and from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport were briefly suspended due to the incident. The Defence Ministry reported that two drones had crashed in the Moskva-Citi district after being brought down using radio-electronic equipment. Additionally, one more drone was shot down by air defenses over the Odintsovo area in the Moscow region. The ministry released a statement describing the event as an attempted terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime using unmanned aerial vehicles against targets in Moscow. They successfully foiled the attack.

In a separate incident, the Defence Ministry also thwarted an overnight attack on Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. They claimed to have shot down or forced to crash 25 Ukrainian drones. Fortunately, no one was hurt, and no damage was done during this episode.

A witness named Liya described the Moscow incident, stating that she and her friends were renting an apartment in the area when they heard an explosion. The impact was so strong that everyone jumped, and smoke filled the air, obstructing visibility. A RushHourDaily reporter on the scene observed blown-out glass panels in one high-rise building and debris scattered on the pavement. The area was cordoned off by police and emergency services.

In May, two drones reached the Kremlin in a highly publicized incident.

The article was reported by Andrew Osborn in Moscow and Rishabh Jaiswal in Bengaluru, with editing by William Mallard, Lincoln Feast, and Frances Kerry. The reporting team adheres to the Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.

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