Eight drones invaded the skies over Moscow on Tuesday, May 30, at dawn. No injuries were reported by the Russian authorities, who nevertheless reported two people with minor injuries. This air attack comes as, the day before, the city of Kyiv came under massive drone attack.
- Eight drones and “minor” damage
“All city emergency services are on site (…) no one has been seriously injured so far”Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on his Telegram channel. Little all the same exist Minor damage to several buildings ».
sequel after announcement
According to Russian news agencies, a drone entered an apartment on the fourteenth floor of a residential building without exploding. In response, Sergei Sobyanin evacuated two damaged buildings.
The governor of the region wanted to reassure the residents of Moscow, pointing out that the sounds of the explosion that were heard this morning in the capital were the voices of ” air defense system.
- Russia accuses Ukraine of a ‘terrorist attack’
And the Russian Ministry of Defense said, in a statement, this morning, that it had neutralized eight drones that were flying over Moscow. He took the opportunity to accuse Kyiv of leadership.” Terrorist drone attack on sites in Moscow.
If drone attacks on the Russian capital are rare, the rest of the territory is often the subject of this type of incursion.
sequel after announcement
The Kremlin spokesman said at noon: At the moment there is no threat to residents of Moscow and its region. He also said that Vladimir Putin was informed “live” of the attack, which followed since dawn.
- Ukraine involved?
While the Ukrainian authorities denied the latest drone attack on the Kremlin, Kiev remained silent on Tuesday. On the same day, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov mentioned to “West France” a possible breakthrough into Ukraine over the summer; But the latter remained silent after the attack. The same lack of comment on the part of the head of state Volodymyr Zelensky.
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On Twitter, journalist Bogdan Bognar invokes the hypothesis of a drone attack with a Castor-type device, supporting video. “It will be a kamikaze device that has a certain shape and flight,” he explains. Hypothesis not confirmed at this point.
2) We cannot yet determine that it is 100% “The Beaver” but the figure indicates that it is indeed this form. The nose (1) is the longest part of the device and is recognizable by the hammerhead shark’s head. The shark’s tail can also be seen (3). pic.twitter.com/qu3XzPFIkT
– Bogdan Bodnar (@bogdandebodnar) May 30, 2023
Web edition – Daniel-Thézard – 05-30-2023