Moscow Under Siege: Drone Strikes Cripple Two Major Airports

Moscow hit by drone attacks. Mayor confirms defenses, while Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports suspend flights.

The Russian capital Moscow has again become the target of a drone attack, reports German Publisher ntv. However, according to the mayor Sergei Sobyanin, the air defense repelled this attack. This incident was not the only one that took place: Already early Friday morning, according to ntv, there had been a similar attack near the central skyscraper district of Moskva City. Another report from ntv said that the western Russian city of Kursk had been hit by a Ukrainian drone. According to the report, the aircraft hit a train station building and caused a fire in which five people were slightly injured by glass fragments.

Moscow airports paralyzed

In another context, ntv reported that Moscow’s two airports, Vnukovo and Domodedovo, had temporarily suspended flight operations. A representative of the air services had communicated this, although the exact reasons remained unclear. However, it is pointed out that Moscow has been the target of drone attacks more frequently in recent times, which has led to restrictions in air traffic.

Image:, Construction of Vnukovo metro station (September 2022), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons, (no changes made).

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