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Massive Drone Attack On Moscow And Three More Russian Regions

Massive Drone Attack On Moscow And Three More Russian Regions

Explosions in the southern districts of the Russian capital.

Explosions rocked the southern outskirts of Moscow today. A massive attack by unknown drones was reported. The drones were allegedly heading to the capital of the Russian Federation.

This is reported by Charter97.org with reference to the Telegram publication by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and local social media.

“There was an attempt of a mass drone attack tonight. The air defence forces have shot down UAVs in the area of Naro-Fominsk and the Odintsovo urban district, as we know at the moment. The drones were heading to Moscow,” Sobyanin said.

“One more drone trying to carry out an attack on Moscow was shot down tonight by air defence forces in the urban district of Podolsk. There is also no preliminary damage or casualties after falling debris,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said about half an hour after the first report about the “massive drone attack.”

“The air defence forces detected and prevented another drone from reaching Moscow (over the Ramensky urban district). There is also no preliminary damage or casualties after the fall of the debris,” reads the new post by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Telegram.

He said the air defence also “managed to intercept and destroy” several UAVs in the Bryansk, Tula and Kaluga regions.

He also noted that representatives of emergency services are working at the sites where drone debris fell, and added that work on further detection of the UAV continues.

The Russian Ministry of Defence reported that air defence forces allegedly destroyed 11 kamikaze drones in four regions.

“There were nine more downed drones. 20 drones in total tonight,” the Russian MoD reported later.

A drone crashed into a high-rise building in Tula, Russia.

Tula media reported that there was an explosion in residential building No. 13 on Khvorostukhina Street in Tula at about 4:00 (local time).

The First Tula TV channel, citing local residents, reported that a sound “like a rocket” was heard before the explosion.

Later it became known that a drone shot down by Russian air defense crashed into an apartment on the 12th floor of a high-rise building on Khvorostukhina Street.

It is known that one person had a foot injury. Emergency services are on the scene. All residents were evacuated from the building initially.

Governor of the Tula region Aleksey Dyumin reported that a drone crashed into a residential building. Local media previously reported this.

“On the night of November 26, an attack by two unmanned aerial vehicles was prevented over the Tula region. Both were shot down by air defence systems of the Russian Ministry of Defence. One of them, having lost control, crashed into an apartment building in Tula,” Interfax quotes the governor.

Vnukovo and Domodedovo suspended the reception and dispatch of aircraft

Moscow's Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports have temporarily stopped receiving and departing aircraft amid reports of repelling drone attacks in four Russian regions, including the Moscow region. This was reported by TASS with reference to data from the Flightradar24.com service.

There are two passenger airliners in the waiting area of Vnukovo airport, and the departures of three flights have been delayed. One flight was delayed at Domodedovo, the agency writes.

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