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Drones attack buildings in Moscow in the first bombing of civilian areas in the Russian capital

The capital of Russia today suffered a drone attack that caused “minor damage” to several buildings, the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, said today in a statement released on his Telegram account. Early this morning, an unmanned vehicle attack caused minor damage to several buildings. All the city’s emergency services are at the scene,” Sobyanin wrote.

The mayor indicated that so far no one has been seriously injured and that the circumstances of what happened are being investigated.

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This is the most serious attack against Moscow from which he denounced Russia on the night of May 2 against the Kremlin, also with dronesand which the Russian leadership directly attributed to Ukraine.

According to Sobyaninfor security reasons, the emergency services evacuated the residents of several entrances of two buildings They were hit by one of the drones.

Russian investigators work on a damaged residential building after a drone attack in Moscow, Russia, on May 30, 2023. (EFE/EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV). (MAXIM SHIPENKOV/)

“Immediately after the end of the work of the special services, the residents will be able to return to their apartments”he claimed.

The official RIA Novosti agency reported that it was on Profsoyuznaya street or on the parallel Leninskiy Prospekt, in the southwest of the capitalwhere the impact was recorded.

“There are no victims. A temporary facility has been opened to accommodate them in a school” in the same cityMoscow’s South-West District Prefecture told the agency.

The governor of the region MoscowAndrei Vorobyov, pointed out that this morning the residents of the province were able to listen to the sounds of explosions due to the operation of the air defense system.

“Several drones were shot down as they approached Moscow,” assured.

According to Sobyanin, “About 25 drones took part in the morning attack on Moscow and the Moscow region.”

According to the mayor, “three drones crashed into residential buildings”. One of them “carried explosive devices that did not detonate.”

He indicated that, according to sources from the Telegram channel Bazamost were shot down by air defense forces in the province.

A police officer stands guard outside a multi-story apartment building after a drone strike in Moscow on May 30, 2023. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

A police officer stands guard outside a multi-story apartment building after a drone strike in Moscow on May 30, 2023. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/)

Some of the drones were “caught” in trees and cable lines, “while flying at ultra-low altitude.”

The airports spokesmen for Domodedovo and Zhukovski assured the TASS agency that they are working normally, since no drones were detected in their vicinity, while traffic was cut off on some streets near the scene of the incident.

Both the governor of the region of Moscow as the mayor asked the citizens to remain calm. “Only trust official sources and do not distribute unverified information,” Sobyanin stressed.

Source: Elcomercio

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