Latest World News: Two Ukrainian drones "deleted and overwritten" In M
Russia said it took down two Ukrainian drones over Moscow in the early hours of Monday, one of which crashed near the Defense Ministry in the city center.
Officials said the drones hit non-residential buildings in the capital and there were no casualties.
The attack came a day after kyiv vowed to “retaliate” to a Russian missile attack on the Black Sea port of Odessa.
“An attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist act using two drones on objects on the territory of the city of Moscow has been stopped,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.
“Two Ukrainian drones were taken out and crashed. There are no casualties.”
TASS news agency reported that one drone crashed at Komsomolsky Prospekt, near the Defense Ministry, while another hit a business center on Likhacheva Street near one of Moscow’s main ring boulevards.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the drone strikes took place around 4 a.m. local time (0100 GMT).
He said emergency services were working at the scene and also reported no casualties.
The RIA Novosti news agency published a video of the business center, with damage visible at the top of the tall building.
The road around it was closed.
Moscow and its surrounding areas are around 500 kilometers (310 miles) from the Ukrainian border, but have been hit by several drone attacks this year, including one that even hit the Kremlin in May.
Earlier this month, Russia said it shot down five Ukrainian drones that disrupted the operation of Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow.
‘I will definitely feel this’
Russian forces have been shelling the Ukrainian port city of Odessa since Moscow backed out of a deal allowing the export of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea last week.
The latest strike on the city on Sunday killed two people and severely damaged a historic cathedral.
Clergymen rescued icons from the rubble inside the badly damaged Transfiguration Cathedral, which was demolished under Stalin in 1936 and rebuilt in the 1990s after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Ukrainian government condemned the cathedral strike as a “war crime”, saying it had been “destroyed twice: by Stalin and Putin”.
President Volodymyr Zelensky vowed retaliation: “They will definitely feel this,” he said.
“We cannot allow people around the world to get used to terrorist attacks,” Zelensky added in his evening speech Sunday night.
“The target of all these missiles is not just towns, villages or people. Their target is humanity and the foundations of our whole European culture.”
(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
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