“Kiev Regime behind Terrorist Drones attack on Moscow”. Russian Defense Ministry stated. (footages)
Tuesday morning’s drone attack on Moscow, in which several buildings were hit, was orchestrated by Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry has claimed.
“The Kiev regime launched a terrorist attack with unmanned aerial vehicles on targets in the city of Moscow,” a statement from the ministry said. The raid involved eight aircraft-type UAVs, all of which were hit; three drones that were suppressed by electronic warfare measures went out of control and deviated from their intended targets, the statement added.
The remaining five drones were shot down by Pantsir-S air defense systems operating outside Moscow, according to the MOD.
The attack was first reported by the city’s mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, who said on Tuesday morning that the drone raid resulted in several buildings in the Russian capital sustaining minor damage, with residents in the area temporarily evacuated. He noted that no one was seriously hurt, with only two people seeking medical assistance.
Multiple drones attacked the Russian capital on Tuesday morning, damaging several buildings, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has said.
SHOT Telegram channel uploaded an unverified clip of a drone buzzing the area west of Moscow, which then exploded mid-air. The outlet added that five aircraft were downed in that area alone.
Later, SHOT released a video of what looks like debris from a drone being cordoned off by law enforcement officers in southwestern Moscow. The channel claimed that it was a drone that had crashed into a 30-floor residential building, adding that it was armed with three cumulative charges that failed to explode.
Moscow attacked by drones – mayor
Sobyanin ordered the evacuation of residents from two apartment blocks that were hit, according to messages posted on Telegram.
The mayor, citing data from the city medical services, said that no residents of the buildings hit by the aircraft were seriously hurt. He added that two people requested medical assistance at the scene, but no one had to be taken to the hospital.
Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov wrote on Telegram that “several drones” were shot down by air defenses as they were flying towards the city.
Telegram channel SHOT posted an unverified video of what it said was the destruction of a drone mid-air.
Kiev has denied responsibility, with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky saying, “we don’t attack Putin or Moscow.”
Originally published by Russia Today