Moscow, the Russian capital, was the target of an attempted drone strike on Tuesday morning, as reported by an emergency services source cited by TASS news agency. According to the source, two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were successfully downed on the outskirts of the city, while another drone was allegedly intercepted in the Kaluga region, southwest of Moscow.
Preliminary data suggests that three drones were heading towards Moscow, prompting the deployment of radio electronic warfare measures. Two of the drones were neutralized in New Moscow, while the third was intercepted in the Kaluga region, according to the same source.
Fortunately, there have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage on the ground. The debris from the two intercepted drones near Moscow fell in an open field near the Valuevo settlement, approximately 5 kilometers away from the Vnukovo airport, as confirmed by another source cited by RIA Novosti.
Eyewitnesses in the New Moscow district reported hearing at least two explosions around 6 am local time. Several Telegram channels also shared videos showing smoke in the air, further confirming the attempted drone strike.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident, seeking to identify the perpetrators and their motives. Security measures have been heightened in the wake of the incident to ensure the safety of the city and its residents.
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