Russia confirmed in the early hours of Monday that it had done so “Neutralize” two Ukrainian drones Over Moscow, one crashed near the Ministry of Defense in the center of the Russian capital.
Officials indicated that the drones hit non-residential areas in Moscow, and there were no injuries.
The attack comes a day after Kiev promised to “respond”. Russian missile attack in the Black Sea Opposite Odessa Port.
“The attempt of the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist act using two drones on targets in the territory of the city of Moscow has been stopped,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“Two drones were neutralized and crashed. The same sources confirmed that there were no casualties,” he added.
Russia’s state news agency TASS reported that one drone crashed on Komsomolsky Prospekt, near the Russian Defense Ministry, while another struck a shopping center on Likhacheva Street near one of Moscow’s main avenues.
At the scene, AFP journalists found a damaged building on Komsomolsky Prospekt, where police cordoned off the area.
An AFP journalist saw several police cars, fire engines and an ambulance and was asked by a police officer to stop recording.
“I was not asleep. It was 3:39 in the morning. Vladimir (70 years), a resident of the region, told AFP about the moment of the impact that the house really shook.”
«It’s a shame that a Ukrainian drone almost flew to the Ministry of DefenseAnother added, speaking on condition of anonymity while taking pictures of the scene.
Moscow’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, stated that the drone attack hit several “non-residential” buildings around 4:00 am local time (03:00 Spanish time).
Sobyanin added that emergency services are working at the scene and also reported no injuries.
RIA Novosti has published a video of the business center with visible damage to the top of the skyscraper. The adjacent road is closed.
He wasn’t the first
Moscow has seen several drone strikes this year, one of which targeted the Kremlin in May.
at the beginning of the month, Russia said it shot down five Ukrainian drones who stormed Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.
Russian forces have attacked the Ukrainian city of Odessa since Moscow withdrew last week from an agreement allowing Ukrainian grain exports through the Black Sea.
The latest attack on that city took place on Sunday, killing two people and causing severe damage to a historic cathedral.
Relics were rescued by clergymen from the rubble inside the badly damaged Transfiguration Cathedral, which was demolished under Stalin’s authority in 1936 and rebuilt in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Ukrainian government condemned the attack on the cathedral, calling it “a “war crime”Noting that it was “destroyed twice: by Stalin and Putin.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed revenge and said “they will definitely regret it”.
“We cannot allow people in the world to get used to terrorist attacks,” Zelensky added in his speech on Sunday night.
«The target of all these missiles is not just citiesand villas or people. Its goal is humanity and the foundations of our entire European culture.