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New drones were destroyed in the Moscow region, as well as a Ukrainian spy ship in the Black Sea

New drones were destroyed in the Moscow region, as well as a Ukrainian spy ship in the Black Sea

For the fifth day in a row, Ukrainian drones were shot down in the Moscow region

Russia announced early Tuesday that it had shot down Ukrainian drones for the fifth day in a row in the Moscow region, where such attacks have been on the rise in recent weeks.

“Kyiv regime’s attempt to launch terror attacks using unmanned aerial vehicles foiled” Overnight from Monday to Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Telegram. “Two drones detected and destroyed by air defense systems on the border of the Moscow region”, the same source said. No one was killed in the attack, the ministry said.

One machine was shot down in the Krasnogorsk region, 20 kilometers northwest of the Kremlin, and a second machine was shot down in the Chassy region, 50 kilometers southwest of central Moscow, according to the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyan, who spoke on Telegram. . Efficient services are on display, the elected official added.

“Damage to windows seen on several floors” A residential building in Krasnogorsk and several cars parked nearby were damaged, Russian public agency TASS reported, without specifying whether the damage was the result of a drone strike.

Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo international airports were closed for arrivals and departures, according to TASS, which later announced the resumption of landings at the first two.

Drone attacks inside Russian territory have been on the rise for weeks, mostly without damage or casualties, particularly targeting the Russian capital, which lies 500 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. Since Friday, the Moscow region has been the target of daily drone strikes, which have been repelled by Russian forces.

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In late July and early August, planes were destroyed west of the capital, above Moscow’s business district, causing some damage to the facades of two towers. In May, two drones were shot down in the Kremlin, while other drones hit apartment buildings in Moscow.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was delighted at the end of July “War Comes to Russia’s Borders”.

Two drones were detected by air defenses overnight in Bryansk, a Russian region bordering Ukraine, from Monday to Tuesday. “Neutralized by Electronic Warfare Systems” Before the crash caused no casualties, according to Moscow. On the Black Sea side, two other Ukrainian planes were neutralized on Monday evening and crashed about 40 kilometers northwest of the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, Russian security said.