Moscow suffered a rare dawn drone attack on Tuesday which caused minor damage to buildings although it caused no casualties, reported the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin.
“This morning at dawn, a drone strike caused minor damage to several buildings. All emergency services in the city were activated. No one has been seriously injured so far.“, Sobianine wrote on Telegram.
For his part, the governor of the Moscow region, Andrei Vorobyov, said that several drones had been shot down near the capital.
“This morning, residents of some neighborhoods of the Moscow region could hear the sound of explosions: It was our air defense system. Several drones were shot down as they approached Moscow,” Vorobyov wrote, asking residents to remain calm, assuring them that all emergency services were doing their job.
Moscow and its surroundings have so far been rarely attacked by drones since the start of the conflict with Ukraine, although such actions have increased in other parts of Russia. Images posted on social media show traces of smoke in the sky. Others show a broken window in a building.
According to Sobyanin, authorities evacuated residents of two apartment buildings in Moscow damaged by drones, which will be able to return to their homes as soon as the special services have completed the work, said the mayor of the Russian capital.
The attack comes after another similar action in the Ukrainian capital of kyiv, where Russian drones kill at least one personaccording to the mayor of the city, Vitali Klitschko.
Russia also launched a broad daylight attack on kyivspreading panic in the city, but attacks on Moscow were rare in the conflict.
In early May, two drones were shot down over the Kremlin, the seat of Russian power, in a attack attributed to Ukraine.
With information from AFP
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