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Flight restrictions imposed at Moscow airports after night explosions

Flight restrictions imposed at Moscow airports after night explosions Photo: restrictions on flights were introduced at Moscow airports (wikipedia org)

Moscow airports introduced flight restrictions on March 17, preceded by nighttime explosions, reports Russian state media TASS.

Propagandists, citing Rosaviatsiya, report that restrictions were introduced at the Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Zhukovsky airports. The restrictions came into effect at 9:39 Moscow time, which is 8:39 Kyiv time.

It is reported that both departures and landings of aircraft have been restricted.

Night explosions in Russia

This night was restless in Russia. Explosions were heard in at least seven regions of the Russian Federation, including in the Moscow region.

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin claimed that two drones were allegedly shot down in the vicinity of the Domodedovo airport, which, according to him, were flying towards the Russian capital. Videos capturing the explosions were also circulated on social media. Russians on social networks wrote that debris from the drones fell on a warehouse near Domodedovo.

Additionally, there were loud incidents in the Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga, and Yaroslavl regions of the Russian Federation this night. Moreover, a petroleum refinery was on fire in the Kuban region.