Moscow has been targeted by Ukrainian drones once again in what is now the fifth consecutive night of attacks against the Russian capital.

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.

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.

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.

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Sources told Kyiv Post that various brands of gasoline and diesel fuel with a total volume of 12.5 thousand cubic meters were stored there.

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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