In the night from Saturday to Sunday, drones attacked Moscow, there was a powerful explosion and a fire started. The explosion occurred in one of the business districts of the Russian capital.
Residents of neighboring houses were evacuated. Another drone, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, was shot down in the Odintsovo district of the Moscow suburbs. This is the fourth attack on Moscow since the beginning of May. The mayor of the Russian capital Serhii Sobyanin blamed Ukraine for the attack. The Ukrainian side has not yet confirmed this information.
The night explosion that occurred in Moscow led to a fire and destruction in one of the elite districts of the Russian capital, which is located 6 km from the Kremlin. The media reports on the drone attack.
As a result of the night drone attack, the building "IQ-Quartal", which houses the offices of three Russian ministries, as well as residential apartments, was damaged. The fifth and sixth floors of the building were seriously damaged.
The Russian propaganda agency TASS reported on the temporary suspension of Moscow's Vnukovo airport, including all departures and arrivals. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the airspace over Moscow was closed to aircraft until further notice.
According to the statement of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Moscow was attacked by three drones, one of which was destroyed in the air on the outskirts of Moscow, and two fell in the "Moscow City" area.
Earlier, law enforcement agencies reported that air defense forces repelled an attack by two drones in the west of the Moscow region. In addition, eyewitnesses report the sounds of explosions in the west of Moscow.
Records appeared in the media showing the scale of the destruction after the drone attack on the building where the offices of three Russian ministries are located.
As a result of the destruction of the offices of the Russian ministries, the documents of one of the ministries were scattered around the neighborhood. It was another in a series of similar attacks on Moscow and other Russian cities, which the Russian authorities attribute to Kyiv. The Ukrainian authorities do not officially confirm these accusations.