Multiple explosions shook Moscow today as Russian authorities successfully prevented a suspected kamikaze Ukrainian drone attack. The incident occurred shortly after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed revenge for a deadly Russian missile strike.
Russian air defenses reported intercepting and jamming two drones in Moscow’s suburbs. One drone was brought down in the Ruzsky district, while another was destroyed in the nearby Istrinsky district. The latter incident resulted in injuries when the drone fell onto a house. The targeted suburb was also home to Russian propagandist Margarita Simonyan.
As a result of the attack, major airports in Moscow, including Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Zhukovsky, were closed for two hours. The airspace around the capital was shut down under the “Carpet regime,” an emergency plan designed to deal with incoming drones.
This is not the first time that Moscow has experienced drone attacks. In early May, two drones were destroyed over the Kremlin, and in August, drone strikes hit government buildings in the heart of Moscow. Just last week, a massive explosion occurred near the Kremlin after a drone passed through a building. Additionally, a daring drone attack destroyed one of Putin’s prized Tu-22 supersonic bombers at a Russian airbase.
While Ukraine typically does not comment on attacks against Russian territory, officials have expressed satisfaction over such incidents in the past. President Zelensky has promised a “notable response” to what he called a “terrorist attack” that killed innocent civilians.
– The Sun
– Kamikaze: A Japanese term referring to suicide attacks by aircraft, typically carried out during World War II.
– UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, commonly known as a drone.
– The Sun