The Russians have reportedly shot down dozens of Ukrainian drones aimed at Moscow

Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia / Photo: EPA-EFE / FELIPE TRUEBA

Ukraine attempted to attack Moscow with dozens of drones, Russian officials said last night, just a day after Ukrainian officials said Russia had launched its biggest drone attack on Kiev since the war began in 2022.

Russian air defenses shot down at least 24 drones over the area around Moscow, but not including the capital, and over four other provinces in the south and west, the Russian Defense Ministry and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a series of statements on Telegram. They did not say if there were any casualties.

The governor of the Moscow region, Andrey Vorobyov, announced via Telegram that three buildings were damaged in the drone attacks, stating that no one was injured.

A drone crashed into a twelve-story apartment building in the western Russian city of Tula, about 180 kilometers south of Moscow, slightly injuring one person and causing limited damage, local governor Alexei Dyumin wrote on Telegram.

Moscow's Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports were briefly closed due to drone attacks, Russian state news agency Tass reported. According to data on international flight tracking portals, both resumed regular operations until 6 am yesterday.

Ukrainian officials did not immediately comment on the attacks, which came a day after Russia attacked the Ukrainian capital with 60 Shahed drones.

The Ukrainian Air Force announced yesterday morning that they shot down eight of the nine Shahed drones fired by Russian forces during the night.

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