A drone strike in the center of the Russian capital, Moscow, partially destroyed a high-rise office building.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said two office buildings in downtown Moscow were hit by drone strikes from Ukraine in the early hours of the day, according to Reuters, AP, AFP, and others.

Three drones flew into Moscow, one of which was intercepted by Russian air defenses, but the other two made it to downtown Moscow and crashed after being jammed, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The target was the “Moscow City” economic zone, an economic center in Moscow with a collection of modern skyscrapers, Reuters reported.

One building security guard was reportedly injured in the attack.

Russian authorities temporarily closed one airport near Moscow before resuming flights.

The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that “today’s drone attack was an attempted terrorist attack from Ukraine.”

This is the fourth such attack on Moscow this month, highlighting Moscow’s vulnerability to attack as the war enters its 18th month, according to the AP.

Ukraine has not commented on today’s attack.

There have been several drone strikes against Moscow in recent days amid Ukraine’s counter-offensive.

Earlier this month, five drones attacked Vnukovo International Airport on the southern outskirts of Moscow before being shot down by Russian military defenses, Russian authorities said.

On March 24, two non-residential buildings close to the Defense Ministry building in downtown Moscow came under drone attack, which Ukrainian defense sources admitted was a special operation, AFP reported.

Also on that day, 25 Ukrainian drones flew over Russia-occupied Crimea and were shot down, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

Russia claims that the drone attacks were carried out by Ukraine and “would not have been possible without the help of the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies.”

However,먹튀검증토토사이트 the United States has stated that it “does not support Ukrainian aggression against the Russian mainland” in relation to the Moscow drone strikes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.