Russian air defense has shot down two combat drones heading towards Moscow, announced the mayor of the Russian capital early Wednesday, amid a surge in attacks targeting the Russian capital. Follow the latest developments in the war in Ukraine.
Russian air defense has shot down two combat drones heading towards Moscow, announced the mayor of the Russian capital early Wednesday, August 9, amid a surge in attacks targeting the Russian capital. This attack, reported by Moscow, occurred two days after two Russian missile strikes killed nine people in Pokrovsk, eastern Ukraine.
“Above the territory of the Moscow region, an attempted attack” by Kiev “using unmanned aerial vehicles was thwarted,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Telegram. “The air defense destroyed two drones. As a result of this foiled terrorist attack, there were no casualties or damages,” the ministry added.
According to Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, one of the drones was shot down “in the Domodedovo area” south of the capital, and the second “in the Minsk highway area” west of Moscow, he said on Telegram. Both were attempting to penetrate the city, he said, adding that emergency services are at the scene.
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Ukraine’s nuclear power plants located in the territories controlled by Kiev will be fully operational before winter to provide electricity to the country, the Ukrainian nuclear operator assured on Monday.
On the ground, the Russian military claims that the strikes in Pokrovsk on Monday, where at least seven people were killed, targeted a Ukrainian military command center, which Kiev denies.