Drones attack Moscow’s financial district for the second time in three days

A commercial building was hit by a drone in the early hours of Tuesday in Moscow, according to the mayor of the Russian capital, Sergei Sobyanin.

The RT chain also reported on the event, which ensured that the impact hit the 21st floor of one of the skyscrapers that make up the modern financial district of Moscow City, which was also hit by drone attacks this Sunday.

On that occasion, Sobyanin said through his account on the Telegram network that “Ukrainian drones attacked us last night. The facades of two office towers in the City were slightly damaged. There are no victims or injuries”.

RT also reported that air defense systems were immediately activated and sounds of explosions were heard in Odintsovo, Kubinka and Naro-Fominsk, west of Moscow.

On the other, the authorities ordered the temporary closure of Vnukovo International Airport.

Also, early this morning two Russian vessels patrolling the Black Sea destroyed three Ukrainian marine drones that were attempting to attack them, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

“Tonight, the Armed Forces of Ukraine unsuccessfully attempted to attack the Black Sea Fleet patrol vessels ‘Sergey Kotov’ and ‘Vasily Bykov’ with three unmanned boats“, The defense said in a statement.

The three sea drones were destroyed by gunfire from the ships, which “continue to carry out their assigned missions,” he adds.

The attack occurred 340 kilometers southwest of the Crimean port of Sevastopol, where the main base of the Black Sea Fleet is located.

According to the Defense, the attached patrol boats control shipping in the southwestern part of the Black Sea, through which Ukraine exported its grains under the grain deal, suspended by Russia on July 17.

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Today is the second “Sergei Kotov” marine drone strike in a week. On July 25, the policeman destroyed two unmanned boats that were approaching him when they were at a distance of 1,000 and 800 meters, respectively.

Ukrainian marine drones, which in mid-July damaged the Crimean bridge, which connects the annexed peninsula with mainland Russia, have become a weapon representing a threat to Russian naval superiority in the Black Sea.

Moscow suspects that NATO has supplied Kiev with the technology to make sea drones, while others are jet skis converted into unmanned kamikaze devices.

While it took some time to do so, the Ukrainian military claimed responsibility for the latest attack on the Crimean bridge last week.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, assured that the bridge “is a hostile infrastructure”, built outside international law, which has become a crucial logistic hub for the transport of ammunition for the Russian army.

“That’s why it’s our target, and any target that brings war and not peace must be neutralized,” he stressed.

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