The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine shows no signs of abating as both nations continue to launch attacks against each other. In the latest development, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Wednesday that they had successfully destroyed three Ukrainian drones that had attempted to carry out an attack in Moscow.
Targets in the Crosshairs
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, on Wednesday morning, Ukrainian forces attempted an attack on Moscow, which was thwarted. The attack involved three drones, two of which were destroyed over the Mozhaysk and Khimki districts. The third drone lost control and crashed. Later, the third drone collided with an under-construction building within the Moscow City complex.
No Casualties Reported
The ministry confirmed that no casualties were reported as a result of these attacks. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin had previously stated on social media that the Russian air defense forces had successfully taken down a drone in the Mozhaysk district, and another drone had collided with a building within the Moscow City complex.
Teams on the Ground
It was further revealed that response teams were dispatched to the affected areas. Earlier this week, on Monday, a Ukrainian drone had attempted an attack in the Belgorod region of Russia. Moreover, a series of drone attacks in Moscow on Sunday morning had already shaken Russia. Notably, as a consequence of these attacks, one of Moscow’s four airports had to be temporarily closed.
Allegations and Tensions
The Russian Defense Ministry had labeled the attacks as acts of terrorism orchestrated by Ukraine. They had stated that three drones were used in the attempt to target the city. One was destroyed by the defense system over Moscow, while the other two were jammed, causing them to crash within the Moscow City business district. Some images from these attacks had emerged, showing a damaged skyscraper. The attacks caused damage to two buildings in the Moscow City district, and a security officer was injured. According to TASS news agency, this resulted in aircraft noise being temporarily halted at Vnukovo Airport for about an hour.