Whereas one of many drones was shot down on the town’s outskirts, two others had been “suppressed by digital warfare” and smashed into an workplace advanced. Nobody was injured.
Moscow and its environs, mendacity about 500 kilometres (310 miles) from the Ukrainian border, had been not often focused in the course of the battle in Ukraine till a number of drone assaults this yr.
The assault reported Sunday is the most recent in a collection of current drone assaults — together with on the Kremlin and Russian cities close to the border with Ukraine — that Moscow has blamed on Kyiv.
The defence ministry known as it an “tried terrorist assault”.
“On the morning of July 30, the Kyiv regime’s tried terrorist assault with unmanned aerial autos on objects within the metropolis of Moscow was thwarted,” it stated on Telegram.
“One Ukrainian UAV was destroyed within the air by air defence methods over the territory of the Odintsovo district of Moscow area.
“Two extra drones had been suppressed by digital warfare and, having misplaced management, crashed on the territory of Moscow-Metropolis’s non-residential constructing advanced.”
Moscow-Metropolis is a industrial improvement to the town’s west.
Metropolis Mayor Sergei Sobyanin posted on Telegram that the “facades of two metropolis workplace towers had been barely broken”.
He added that there have been “no victims or injured”.
The TASS state information company reported that the capital’s Vnukovo airport was “closed for departures and arrivals, flights are redirected to different airports”.
Inside lower than an hour, operations appeared to have returned to regular.
Earlier this month, a volley of drone assaults briefly disrupted air site visitors on the similar airport, to the town’s southwest.
The assaults on Moscow come a number of weeks right into a Ukrainian counter-offensive to claw again territory captured by Russia since large-scale hostilities erupted in February 2022.
Russia’s overseas ministry has stated such assaults “wouldn’t be doable with out the assistance offered to the Kyiv regime by the US and its NATO allies”.
On Friday Russia stated it had intercepted two missiles over its southern Rostov area bordering Ukraine, with a minimum of 16 folks wounded by particles falling on the town of Taganrog.
Shortly after, it stated it downed a second S-200 missile close to the town of Azov, with particles falling in an unpopulated space.
On the opposite aspect of the border, a Russian strike killed two folks within the southern metropolis of Zaporizhzhia on Saturday, authorities there stated.
And a minimum of one civilian was killed in a missile assault on the northeastern metropolis of Sumy, in response to Ukrainian nationwide police, who added that there have been 5 injured.
Based on public broadcaster Suspilne, the constructing was destroyed in an explosion at about 8:00 pm (1700 GMT).
In early July, a Russian drone assault hit an condominium constructing in the identical metropolis, killing three and wounding 21.