After drone attack on Moscow: Kremlin wants to protect the capital

After the recent drone attack on the Russian capital Moscow, the Kremlin underlines the responsibility of the Ministry of Defense to take protective measures.

“The danger exists, it is obvious, measures are being taken,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed, according to Russian news agencies. Earlier, as on the previous Sunday, another enemy drone crashed into the same glass tower of the Moscow City skyscraper district, injuring no one. Peskov referred to the Defense Ministry’s responsibility to ensure the protection of the capital, as the German website reported. The day before, he had called the attacks an “act of desperation” on the part of Ukraine, as the country lacked military success in its counteroffensive.

According to Russian reports, there have been drone attacks on Moscow again during the night, as the German news platform announced. An office tower was hit, which was already the target of an attack over the weekend. Mayor Sergey Sobyanin told in his blog on the Telegram messaging service that the facade on the 21st floor was damaged, but there is no information about casualties. Rescue workers were on the scene. Several drones were shot down during the night with the help of air defense systems.

Shortly after the drone attack, traffic at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport was temporarily suspended, state news agency Tass reported. Flights were diverted to other airports. A little later, normal flight operations resumed, according to Tass.

Image:, Putin at military exercises (2022) 02., CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made)

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