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Moscow. Russians claim to have intercepted Ukrainian drones

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The Russians claim that on Tuesday Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow and its vicinity. The strike was to be repelled and five drones were intercepted. No casualties or damages were reported. In the early hours of the morning, Moscow’s Vnukovo airport was temporarily suspended. Kiev did not comment on the Kremlin’s accusations.

The Russian side said on Tuesday morning that Moscow’s anti-aircraft defenses shot down four drones and the fifth fell to the ground, crashing in the Odintsovo district on the western outskirts of the capital. As a result of the alleged attack, no one was injured and no damage was reported.

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“The attacks were repelled by air defenses. All detected drones were eliminated,” Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said.

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In the early hours of the morning, Moscow’s Vnukovo airport in Moscow temporarily limited take-offs and landings for “technical reasons beyond the control of the port,” Russian aviation authority Rosaviatsia said, quoted by Reuters. Several flights were diverted to other airports.


Ukraine did not respond to the Russian accusations

The Russian defense and foreign ministries described the strike as an act of terror. MFA spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated that “the regime in Kiev tried to attack areas with civilian infrastructure.”

The Ukrainian side has not yet commented on these accusations.

Reuters notes that drone attacks on the territory Russia have intensified in recent months. In May, it was noted drone incident over the Kremlinand last month unmanned aerial vehicles hit the Russian oil infrastructure.

Main photo source: MAXIM SHIPENKOV/EPA/PAP

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