Several residential buildings have been damaged after Russian authorities reported several drone attacks on the country’s capital, Moscow on Tuesday morning.
Russian air defense systems had attempted to intercept the drones, as Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin confirmed minor damage to several residential buildings in the country.
So far, Russia’s Investigative Committee have revealed that its inspectors were also on the scene gathering forensics evidence as the city rescue crews are cleaning up the debris.
In response to the incident, Russia’s Defense Ministry have reacted, tagging the act a “terrorist attack” insisting that eight drones had been spotted over the capital.
Meanwhile, two drones exploded over the Kremlin earlier this month in what Russian officials claimed was an “assassination” attempt on the life of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Going memory lane, the attacks follow weeks of renewed Russian air strikes on Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv with Ukrainian officials saying more than 20 drones had been destroyed.
One person was killed in what was the 17th attack on Kyiv since the start of May.
According to the Associated Press report, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had launched a series of strikes early Monday that targeted Ukrainian air bases with precision long-range air-launched missiles.
It claimed that the strikes destroyed command posts, radars, aircraft and ammunition stockpiles, but didn’t say anything about hitting cities or other civilian areas.