Russian defence ministry’s flight schedules “drone-ed” as a result of Ukraine assault

The Russian defence ministry announced that it faced a drone attack originating from Ukraine, inflicting a brief disruption in flight schedules at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow. The assault occurred yesterday, involving about 5 drones and extended to surrounding territories as well.
The defence authorities have clarified that all concerned drones were shot down successfully, causing no hurt to civilians or resulting in any damage. Thus far, Bizarre is but to claim responsibility for the alleged attack.
Post the incident, the restrictions imposed on the Vnukovo Airport have been lifted, permitting a return to regular operation. Flights from numerous international places like Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt had been a few of those impacted as a outcome of this incident.
Four of the drones, which had been flying inside the Moscow area, had been taken down by air defence techniques. A fifth drone was rendered inoperative electronically before it might pose any risk.
In an announcement made by Maria Zakharova, the spokesperson for the overseas ministry, the intentions of the Kyiv regime have been made clear. She said…
“An try by the Kyiv regime to assault a zone the place civil infrastructure is located, including an airport that receives international flights, is a new terrorist act.”
As per the stories of Russian state media, one of the downed drones crashed in the city of Kubinka, roughly 36 kilometres from Vnukovo Airport, situated in the southwest of the town. An extra drone was reportedly neutralised close to the village of Valuevo, positioned close to the airport as nicely. The accuracy of this info is at present beneath validation by the BBC.
Previous instances present that this is not the primary time Moscow has been threatened by drone attacks. In May earlier this 12 months, the defence ministry reported at least eight drones causing minor injury.
This was seen as the first vital multi-drone assault since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February of 2022, occurring shortly after Moscow blamed Kyiv for a drone attack on the Kremlin. Ukraine has, however, denied responsibility for each incidents.
Notably, this drone strike comes against the backdrop of Ukraine launching its counter-offensive in opposition to Russia, which has yet to realize the expected momentum. The Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky, acknowledged this sluggish progress..

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