Moscow Targeted by Drones in Ongoing Attacks

Moscow Targeted by Drones in Ongoing Attacks

Moscow was targeted by multiple drones overnight on Tuesday, according to Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. This comes just two days after the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the city had been attacked by three Ukrainian drones, one of which crashed in the capital. There has been a surge in drone attacks on Russian territory in recent months.

Sobyanin reported on the Telegram messaging app that several drones attempting to enter Moscow were shot down by anti-aircraft fire. He also mentioned that one of the drones targeted the same tower in the Moskva City complex that was hit in Sunday’s attack. The mayor stated that the facade had sustained damage on the 21st floor, with over 150 square meters of glazing destroyed. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

The Russian Defense Ministry later claimed that its forces had thwarted a “terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime.” They confirmed that two additional drones had been shot down in western Moscow. The ministry also revealed that another drone was disabled by radio-electronic equipment and subsequently crashed within the non-residential buildings at Moskva City.

The incident led to the temporary closure of Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, which was later reopened. Authorities have located the debris from the fallen drone for further analysis by emergency services.

The escalating frequency of these drone attacks poses a significant concern for Russian officials. Efforts are underway to enhance security measures in order to prevent future incidents.