What do we know about the drone attacks on Moscow?

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukraine launched a major drone attack on Moscow on Tuesday, although they were all destroyed by air defense systems, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The attack came just weeks after the Kremlin was hit by a drone strike that Russia blamed on Ukraine, and simultaneously with the latest wave of Russian airstrikes on Kiev.
Here’s what we know so far:
* The Russian Defense Ministry has accused Ukraine of what it called a “terrorist” attack. He said he shot down all the drones.
* The Defense Ministry said eight drones attacked the Russian capital. Baza, a Telegram channel linked to the security services, said more than 25 drones were involved.
* Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said kyiv watched the strike “with pleasure” and predicted more such attacks, although he denied Ukrainian involvement.
* The RBC news site quoted a source as saying “more than 10” drones were shot down by anti-aircraft systems.
* Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said two people had requested medical assistance after the strike. No deaths have been reported.
* Russia’s Investigative Committee, which investigates major crimes, said several drones fell on buildings in Moscow, inflicting minor damage. He said he was investigating the strike.
* RBC reported that three buildings were hit by the drones: two near Leninsky Prospect south of Moscow and a third in the town of Moskovskiy, near Vnukovo airport.
* A senior Russian lawmaker said three of the drones were shot down over the exclusive suburb of Rublyovka, home to Russia’s political and business elite and where President Vladimir Putin has an official residence.
* A resident of one of the buildings hit in Moscow told Reuters the attack happened around 0300 GMT and she was evacuated from the building by a security team.


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