Russia Says One Civilian Injured in Ukrainian Drone Attack on Moscow

Ukraine's Air Force says the purpose of the drone attacks is to impact those in Russia who feel the war is distant

A civilian was wounded in a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow early Sunday morning, Russia’s TASS news agency reported, citing Russian emergency services.

The Russian Defense Ministry said three drones targeted the Russian capital. It said one was shot down, and two were “suppressed by electronic warfare” capabilities and crashed into a building complex in Moscow’s business district. The TASS report said the wounded civilian was a security guard.

The incident marks the third Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow within a week. The Russian Defense Ministry said that it thwarted a drone attack that targeted the capital on Friday with no casualties reported.

According to CNN, Yurii Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, said the purpose of the drone attacks on civilian areas of Moscow is to impact those who feel the war is distant.

“There’s always something flying in Russia, as well as in Moscow. Now the war is affecting those who were not concerned,” Ihnat said. “No matter how the Russian authorities would like to turn a blind eye on this by saying they have intercepted everything … something does hit.”

A few hours after the Sunday attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the war in Ukraine was “gradually returning” to Russia. “Ukraine is getting stronger, and the war is gradually returning to Russia’s territory, to its symbolic centers and military bases,” he said. “This is an inevitable, natural, and absolutely fair.”

After a Ukrainian drone attack that targeted Moscow on January 24, Ukraine’s military intelligence said such operations will “continue and increase in scale.” The New York Times reported in June that the Biden administration was no longer concerned about the risk of Ukrainian attacks inside Russia escalating the war.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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