The city’s mayor said two drones had been intercepted in the region overnight. “One in the Krasnogorsk area, the other in the Chastsy area,” Sergei Sobyanin said on Telegram, adding that emergency services were responding.
He did not give details on damage or casualties. Russia’s defense ministry reported two Ukrainian drones had been downed over the Moscow region, adding there had been no casualties.
⚡️During the night, the #Moscow region was again attacked by drones.— KyivPost (@KyivPost) August 22, 2023
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin claimed that Russian air defence forces shot down two UAVs. All Moscow airports canceled incoming and outgoing flights after reports of drone attacks. pic.twitter.com/fTMxaQUjYx
Video published by the RIA Novosti news agency showed debris littering the ground in Krasnogorsk, including what its correspondent said were fragments of a drone.
The facade and windows of a 25-story building were damaged as well as a number of cars parked nearby, they said. The area had been cordoned off.
Air traffic at Moscow’s Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo airports had been briefly halted, the TASS news agency earlier quoted an aviation service source as saying.
Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo later resumed receiving flights, TASS said.
In Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, leaving Russia for the first time in 2023— Jonny Tickle (@jonnytickle) August 21, 2023
Well, I’m trying to – every flight is delayed because of drones pic.twitter.com/7WUsqJVA9x
Moscow has been repeatedly attacked by Ukrainian drones in recent weeks with the tempo of strikes increasing.
Earlier this month Kyiv warned those living in Moscow to expect more attacks, adding the Russian capital’s air defenses appear incapable of protecting its citizens as the drone war between the two countries continues to escalate.
The Moscow region has been the target of drone strikes as Ukraine pushes on with its grinding counteroffensive.
Two drone attacks were repelled over Moscow’s financial district, each causing minor damage to the facades of high-rise buildings.
In May, drones were shot down near the Kremlin. Two Ukrainian drones were also downed over the Bryansk region near the Ukrainian border early Tuesday, Russia’s defense ministry said on Telegram, adding there were no casualties.
Late Monday Moscow's defense ministry said its forces downed two Ukrainian drones over the Black Sea 40 kilometers northwest of the Crimean Peninsula.
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