Two drones exploded over the Russian capital, intercepted by flak: they were two UAVs launched from Ukraine, which attacked Moscow in the early hours of the morning: intercepted and destroyed, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
State news agencies reported that fragments of drones were found 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from ministry buildings.
A “terrorist attack”, according to the Ministry of Defence, “there were no victims”. Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on his Telegram messaging app that two non-residential buildings were hit in the attack, which occurred at around 4am. It is unclear whether the drones hit the buildings when they were shot down or deliberately targeted the buildings.
Traffic was closed on Komsomolsky Avenue, as well as Likhachev Avenue in south Moscow, where an office skyscraper was damaged, Russian news agencies said.
There was no immediate comment from Kiev. Ukraine almost never publicly claims responsibility for attacks inside Russia or on Russian-controlled territory in Ukraine, but has said in recent months that the destruction of Russia’s military infrastructure is aiding Kiev’s counter-offensive.