La Russie has foiled nighttime drone attacks by Ukrainian forces in the Moscow and Bryansk regions, Russian authorities said early Monday. Follow the latest developments in this war hour by hour on our page.
On Monday, “the air defense forces of the Lyubertsy district (southeast of the capital) destroyed a drone flying towards Moscow,” said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Telegram. “There were no casualties or damage, according to preliminary information,” he added, noting that the relevant authorities were on-site.
According to the Ministry of Defense, the attack was carried out by Kiev and was foiled around 4:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT).
Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo international airports were briefly closed for departures and arrivals before resuming operations, reported the Russian public news agency TASS, citing air services.
During the night from Sunday to Monday, two other drones were “destroyed by air defense in service above the territory of the Bryansk region,” bordering Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram.
On Sunday, the Ukrainian army announced that it had shot down four cruise missiles. Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that armed forces had shot down two drones overnight in the Bryansk and Kursk regions, not far from the Ukrainian border.
The death of Russian paramilitary group Wagner’s leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose plane crashed in Russia on Wednesday, has been confirmed by genetic testing, the Russian Investigative Committee announced Sunday.