Moscow Mayor Sobyanin confirmed a new drone attack on the Russian capital of Moscow this Friday (11). According to him, there were no victims and the unmanned vehicle was eliminated by the country’s air defense.
He reported that the wreckage of the drone landed in the embankment area of the Karamyshevskaya region, on the banks of the Moscow River. Witnesses reported loud explosions in the area of this landfill due to the downed drone.
Sobyanin claims that no one was hurt and there was no serious damage caused by the drone.
The Russian Ministry of Defense also commented on the incident and blamed Ukraine for the attack, classifying it as a “terrorist attack”.
“Today, an attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack with an unmanned aerial vehicle on an installation in Moscow was thwarted. The unmanned aerial vehicle was suppressed through electronic warfare and crashed in a forested area in the west of the city from Moscow,” reads the statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense.
During the morning, airspace over the capital’s Vnukovo airport was closed, with flight departures and arrivals being delayed. Russian emergency services said the disruption to services was caused by the drone incident.
Russia attacks the capital Kiev
Russian troops also attacked the Ukrainian capital on Friday (11) and launched a new missile attack on the country’s territory.
According to the command of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, at about 10 am on August 11, launches of Kh-47M2 Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles from the MiG-31K in the direction of the Kiev region were recorded.
Kiev Mayor Vitaly Klitschko reported explosions in the city. According to him, fragments of the rocket fell on the territory of a children’s hospital. There were no casualties or damage, he said.
The head of the Kiev military administration, Sergei Popko, specified that rocket fragments fell in the Dneprovsky and Obolonsky districts, including in one of the residential areas. The resulting fire was promptly extinguished.
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho