Several unknown drones were shot down near Moscow, a spokesman for Russia’s emergency services said on Tuesday.
“One drone was shot down near Kubinka,” the spokesman said.
Earlier on Tuesday, two drones were shot down in the Russian capital near the village of Valuyevo, with no casualties or damage reported.
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has described this incident as yet another Ukrainian drone attack against the Russian capital, Sputnik reported.
According to him, the attack was successfully repelled as all enemy UAVs were eliminated by Russian air defense units.
“Today, another attempt was made by Ukrainian drones to attack New Moscow [a Moscow district] and the Moscow Region. At the moment, the attacks have been repelled by air defense forces, all detected UAVs have been eliminated,” Sobyanin wrote on Telegram.
The mayor also said that all flight restrictions previously imposed in Vnukovo Airport have been lifted as of 08:00 a.m. (local time).
Earlier, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency announced that restrictions on arrivals and departures at Vnukovo Airport have been extended until 8 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT), and other airports in Moscow and the Moscow Region are operating as usual.
“For technical reasons beyond the airport’s control, Vnukovo has introduced restrictions on arrivals/departures of aircraft from 05:10 a.m… The restrictions… have been extended until 08:00 a.m. Other airports in Moscow and the Moscow Region are operating as usual,” the agency explained.
Later, emergency services told Sputnik that two more drones were shot down by air defense systems in Moscow, thus bringing the total number of downed drones to five.
“Two more UAVs were shot down by air defense systems in New Moscow [a Moscow district] near the village of Krivosheevo, there were no casualties,” the services said.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that this terrorist attack by Kiev against Moscow and Moscow Region has been thwarted, with four enemy drones being destroyed by air defense systems and one enemy UAV being brought down by electronic countermeasures.
No injuries or damage were caused by this attack, the defense ministry added.
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared that this attack against an area containing elements of civilian infrastructure is yet another act of terrorism perpetrated by Kyiv.
She pointed out that Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky perpetrates such terrorist attacks by using weapons that were either supplied by the West or procured with the funds provided by the West, which makes it international terrorism.
The International community should realize that the United States, Britain and France – all of them permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, are financing a terrorist regime, Zakharova added.