Russia said it jammed a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in the capital’s western Ruzsky district and destroyed another in the nearby Istrinsky district, disrupting some 90 flights in and out of the capital. .
Russia’s aviation agency Rosaviatsiya said takeoff and landing operations at Moscow’s four main airports (Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Zhukovsky) were restricted, disrupting 45 passenger planes and two cargo planes.
Russian officials have repeatedly warned about military drones flying over Moscow. The population of the Moscow region is approximately 22 million.
UAV attacks inside Russia have increased since two drones were destroyed over the Kremlin in early May.
According to the news agency reutersUkraine generally does not comment on who is behind the attacks on Russian territory, although officials have publicly expressed satisfaction.
Ukrainian troops recovered a reconnaissance drone in southeastern Ukraine. Photo: The Washington Post
In another development, the Russian Defense Ministry said it shot down a UAV in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine.
The governor of the Kaluga region, south of Moscow, said another UAV had been intercepted in the area. There is no information about any casualty or damage in both the attacks.
news site love “The Ukrainian armed forces attempted to attack the Shaykovka military airfield in the Kaluga region,” the statement said. The shot down drone in the Kaluga region crashed at a military airport, causing a fire, but the fire was quickly extinguished.
On the morning of 22 August, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that it had intercepted two Ukrainian UAVs over the Black Sea the night before. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that the drone was intercepted “while conducting a terrorist attack”.
The above UAV fell into the sea on 21 August at about 23 hrs (local time). The location of the waterfall is 40 km northwest of the Crimean peninsula.
Ukrainian soldiers control the drone from inside the fortifications. Photo: The Washington Post
The Crimean peninsula has been the target of repeated Ukrainian drone and missile attacks since the conflict began.
Meanwhile, Radio BBC A Russian long-range bomber was reportedly destroyed in a Ukrainian drone strike. Photos posted on social networks and are BBC Analysis showed that a Tupolev Tu-22 caught fire at Soltsy-2 Air Base, south of St. Petersburg.
Pictures posted on the Telegram app showed a Tu-22 jet bomber in huge flames.
Moscow said the drone was hit with small arms but the aircraft was “damaged”. Ukraine has not yet commented on this information.