The Russian Defense Ministry said that Russia destroyed Ukrainian drones, including over Moscow


The Russian Defense Ministry said it had thwarted several drone attacks from Ukraine on several regions, including the capital, Moscow.


Russia thwarted at least 20 Ukrainians Drone Officials announced on Sunday that the attacks that occurred over the past day, including on the capital, Moscow, came a day after they were launchedThe largest drone attack Against the Ukrainian capital.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 11 drones were destroyed over the territories of Moscow, Tula, Kaluga and Bryansk regions on Saturday night, adding later on Sunday that nine more drones were also destroyed over the same regions.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said there were no injuries or damage as a result of the wreckage.

In the Russian region of Tula, one of the drones crashed into a residential building, damaging windows and slightly wounding one person, according to Tula Governor Alexei Dyumin.

The attack also targeted the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, damaging the power system and leaving parts of the region without power overnight, according to the head of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin.

“The situation is difficult,” Pushilin said via Telegram on Sunday, adding that “work continues, and everything is being done to return heat and light to our citizens as soon as possible.”

The Russian Defense Ministry also said on Sunday that its air defenses destroyed two S-200 anti-aircraft missiles in the air over the Sea of ​​Azov around 11 a.m. Moscow time (3 a.m. ET).

These attacks come in the wake of the largest Russian drone attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, since the start of its full-scale invasion, according to local officials. A post on Telegram from the Ukrainian Air Force said it had intercepted 71 aircraft Shahid drones Across six regions of Ukraine, with the vast majority in the Kyiv region. She described the attack as a “record number” of drones.

The attack on Kiev led to a temporary power outage to 77 residential buildings and 120 facilities in the city center on Saturday, before supplies were restored later in the day.

As the weather gets colder, Ukraine faces… Fears of recurring events Since last winter, when Russia carried out a sustained campaign of attacks on its energy infrastructure.

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