Conflicts & War

Drone attack in Moscow causes damage to several buildings

Moscow, May 30 (EFE).- Several drones hit the Russian capital on Tuesday, causing minor damage to some buildings in the city, said officials.

Regional governor Andrey Vorobyov said the defense forces shot down some drones as they approached the capital city.

City mayor Sergei Sobyanin said a UAV attack “caused minor damage to several buildings” in the early hours of Tuesday.

“No one has been seriously injured. All emergency services in the city are on the scene,” the mayor wrote on his Telegram channel.

Sobyanin said residents were evacuated from the two drone-hit buildings for safety reasons.

“Immediately after the end of the work of special services, residents will be able to return to their apartments,” said Sobyanin.

State-run Sputnik news agency, citing a spokesperson for emergencies services, said drones hit two residential buildings in southern Moscow: Profsoyuznaya Street and Atlasova Street.

“A drone also hit a 24-story residential building on Atlasova Street. The facade and glazing of the upper floors were destroyed. There were no casualties,” the spokesperson said.

The incident comes almost a month after Russia accused Ukraine of attempting to assassinate President Vladimir Putin in a drone attack on the Kremlin on May 3.

According to a Russian presidential office statement, security forces brought down two drones as they approached the Kremlin. There were no casualties in that attack.

Ukraine presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak rejected the allegation, saying the country “wages an exclusively defensive war and does not attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation.” EFE


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