Russia Thwarts Two Ukrainian Drone Attacks, Resulting in Injuries and Property Damage

Russia announced on Monday that it successfully intercepted and thwarted two attempted drone attacks by Ukraine in the Moscow region. During the countermeasures, falling debris resulted in at least two individuals sustaining injuries. The Russian Defense Ministry reported that the first attack, using an unmanned aerial vehicle, was blocked at approximately 6:50 am local time. The drone was neutralized using electronic warfare and crashed in the village of Pokrovskoye, southwest of Moscow. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported in this incident.
The second attack, which occurred at around 8:16 am, was also disrupted in the town of Istra, northwest of Moscow. However, debris from the downed drone caused damage to residential property, injuring one man who required hospitalization. A woman was also affected but refused hospitalization. Furthermore, the incident resulted in shattered windows in three nearby houses. The governor of the Moscow region, Andrey Vorobyov, confirmed the injuries and property damage and stated that emergency services were at the scene.
Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Russia’s state-run media group RT, mentioned that the debris from the drone in Istra fell on a street adjacent to their own. Flights from Vnukovo and Domodedovo, two of Moscow’s international airports, were temporarily disrupted and rerouted to other destinations.
These recent incidents add to a string of four drone attacks targeting Moscow in recent weeks. Previous attacks had caused only minor damage to high-rise buildings in the Moscow City business development area.
– Russian Defense Ministry
– Moscow region Governor Andrey Vorobyov
– Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT
– RIA Novosti news agency