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30 May, 2023 04:32

Moscow attacked by drones – mayor

UAVs damaged several residential buildings, prompting evacuations, Sergey Sobyanin has said
Moscow attacked by drones – mayor

Multiple drones attacked the Russian capital on Tuesday morning, damaging several buildings, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has said.

Sobyanin ordered the evacuation of residents from two apartment blocks that were hit, according to messages posted on Telegram.

The mayor, citing data from the city medical services, said that no residents of the buildings hit by the aircraft were seriously hurt. He added that two people requested medical assistance at the scene, but no one had to be taken to the hospital.

Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov wrote on Telegram that “several drones” were shot down by air defenses as they were flying towards the city.

Telegram channel SHOT posted an unverified video of what it said was the destruction of a drone mid-air. 

The attack comes after two Ukrainian drones unsuccessfully attempted to strike the Kremlin earlier this month. Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to assassinate Putin and vowed retaliation.

Kiev has denied responsibility, with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky saying, “we don’t attack Putin or Moscow.”

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