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Moscow mayor claims more drones shot down over city

by Daria Bevziuk August 9, 2023 6:01 AM 1 min read
Security forces inspect the site of a drone attack on Aug. 1 in Moscow. (Photo by Boris Aleksee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin claimed that Russian air defense successfully targeted and eliminated two drones near the city's periphery on the night of Aug. 9.

The Russian state news agency TASS later alleged that two combat drones simultaneously approached Moscow from the south and southwest. One drone was reportedly intercepted near Domodedovo, and another shot down near Minsk Highway.

No information on specific drone types or the purpose of the attack was disclosed.

Sobyanin said there is currently no information about casualties resulting from falling debris. He also claimed that emergency services have been dispatched to the site.

On July 30, a drone strike damaged two floors of a Moscow building where certain Russian ministries were located. A following strike on Aug. 1  inflicted damage to the 21st floor of the same building, known as the "Moscow City" building.

Russia blamed Ukrainian forces for the drone strikes. Kyiv has not claimed direct responsibility for the attacks.

From Moscow to Novorossiysk: The list of attacks on Russian soil
On the morning of Aug. 4, the residents of the Russian city of Novorossiysk woke to a 112-meter-long Navy ship being towed back to port after it was hit by a drone attack on the Black Sea overnight. While the Russian Defense Ministry claimed there were no casualties or damage,
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