Russia downs drone heading for Moscow: Mayor

Ukraine drones attacks (Moscow drone attacks)

Russian air defences destroyed a drone approaching Moscow, the city’s mayor said on Thursday.

Air defence forces in Voskresensky district, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital, “destroyed a drone flying towards Moscow”, the city’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

Russia’s Ministry of Defence said in a later statement that the drone was Ukrainian.

There were no casualties or damage, according to initial reports, and emergency services were on the scene, Sobyanin said.

On Wednesday, several Russian regions were targeted in a massive overnight attack, including Pskov airport near the Estonian border, where a Ukrainian drone damaged at least two military planes.

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