Moscow, Jul 4 (EFE).- Russia on Tuesday said it had thwarted a “terrorist attack” by five drones it claimed were launched by Ukraine against Moscow region and New Moscow, the administrative district of the capital.
“This morning, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack by five unmanned aerial vehicles on objects in the Moscow region and New Moscow was thwarted,” the defense ministry said, according to state news outlet TASS.
“Four Ukrainian UAVs in the territory of New Moscow were destroyed by air defense systems. Another UAV was suppressed by electronic warfare and crashed in the Odintsovo district of Moscow region.”
The department added that there were no casualties or material damage.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin confirmed the incident on his Telegram channel and said that for security reasons some flights had to be temporarily diverted from the capital’s Vnukovo airport.
Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Telegram that “an attempt by the Kyiv regime to attack the area where civilian infrastructure facilities are located, including the airport which, by the way, accepts foreign flights, is another act of terrorism.”
“The world community must realize that the United States, Britain, France – permanent members of the UN Security Council – finance the terrorist regime,” she said. EFE