The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed on Thursday to have shot down 13 drones, including 11 near Crimea and two heading towards Moscow, following several similar attacks in recent days.
Russia says it shot down 13 Ukrainian drones near Crimea and Moscow. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday, August 10, that it had shot down 13 drones, including 11 near Crimea and two heading towards Moscow, following several similar attacks in recent days.
“Two drones flying towards the city of Moscow were destroyed,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram. One of the devices targeting the Russian capital was shot down by Russian air defense in the Kaluga region, southwest of Moscow, and the second one in the Odintsovsky district, in the Moscow region, the ministry reported, accusing Kiev of launching these devices.
“Near the city of Sevastopol (in Crimea), two drones were hit by active air defense systems, nine others were neutralized by electronic warfare means and crashed into the Black Sea before reaching their target,” the same source said. No victims or damage were reported, the ministry said.
Essential updates from August 9:
Two people were killed and seven injured on Wednesday in a Russian strike on Zaporizhia, a major city in southern Ukraine, according to the Ministry of Interior, revising the previous toll after reviving one person.
A German working for the military and suspected of espionage for Russia was arrested on Wednesday in Koblenz, western Germany, the federal prosecutor’s office announ.