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Russian Vnukovo airport temporarily closed as Moscow reports drone breach

Russian Vnukovo airport temporarily closed as Moscow reports drone breach Russian Vnukovo International Airport (

Flight operations for arrivals and departures have been suspended at one of Russia's major airports, Vnukovo International Airport. Russian media claims there was an attempted breach by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

A heightened security protocol, codenamed Kover Plan, was activated at Moscow's airport on the afternoon of August 6. This plan is enacted under exceptional circumstances when unknown or hazardous airborne objects are detected.

According to information from Russian propagandist media, due to the incident at Vnukovo Airport, 11 departing flights and 15 incoming flights are currently facing temporary delays.

Later, the Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, revealed that an attempt to breach Moscow's airspace by an UAV had occurred. He stated that the UAV was purportedly neutralized by anti-aircraft defense systems while it was approaching Moscow.

The Russian Ministry of Defense accused the "Kyiv regime" of the attack on Moscow and assured that the drone was shot down. According to Shoigu, the wreckage allegedly fell in the Podolsky district of the Moscow region. However, the Russian mass media write that windows were broken in the houses.

Drone attacks on Moscow

On the night of July 30, there were explosions in Moscow. Subsequent investigations revealed that unidentified drones targeted the business center of the Russian capital, known as Moscow City.

The drones struck what is commonly referred to as the "Government Tower," housing offices for three prominent Russian ministries: the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Communications.

During the night of August 1, further explosions were reported in the area of Moscow City. Preliminary data suggests that at least one drone entered the tower of an elite complex.