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Explosions heard near Moscow: Massive drone attack reported

Explosions heard near Moscow: Massive drone attack reported Explosions were heard near Moscow (Photo: rosmedia)

Explosions have been heard near Moscow. Reports indicate a massive attack by unidentified drones flying towards the Russian capital, according to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

"A significant drone attack was attempted last night. Currently, air defense forces have successfully taken down UAVs flying towards Moscow near Naro-Fominsk and the Odintsovo urban district," Sobyanin said.

In addition, air defense forces have intercepted and destroyed several UAVs in the regions of Bryansk, Tula, and Kaluga. Fortunately, there were no casualties or significant damage.

He also reported that emergency service representatives are working at the locations where the drone debris fell. In addition, efforts to improve the detection of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continue.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported that air defense forces purportedly destroyed 11 kamikaze drones in four separate regions.

A drone crashes into a high-rise building in Tula, Russia

It is noted that the drone crashed into an apartment on the 12th floor of a high-rise building on Khvorostukhin Street.

It is known that one person was injured - he has a foot injury. Emergency services are working at the scene. All residents have been evacuated from the building.

Explosions in different regions of the Russian Federation

In 2023, there was a surge in the number of attack drone incidents across several regions in Russia. These attacks primarily targeted military installations located in different parts of the country, including Moscow. Specifically, on November 19, Sobyanin reported a drone being shot down while approaching the Russian capital.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian intelligence has cautioned the citizens of Moscow to remain vigilant as the frequency of such drone occurrences is likely to continue escalating.

On the evening of November 10, explosions took place in the Moscow region near the Design Bureau of Mechanical Building Corporation, which produces Kinzhals and Iskandars.

One of the most massive attacks occurred on July 30, when unidentifiable drones attacked Moscow City's business center. The government tower, which includes the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Communications, was struck by drones.