Drone attacks in Ukraine close Moscow airports again

  • For the third time in a week, Ukrainian drone attacks have forced Moscow to close its airports.
  • Ukraine has recently intensified its attacks on Moscow as its counterattack continues to decline.
  • Meanwhile, Russia has used its drones to target grain storage depots in Ukraine.

For the third time in just over a week, Moscow closed major airports as a result of Ukrainian drone strikes on the Russian capital.

Government officials temporarily closed three major airports near Moscow in the wake of a drone attack early Saturday morning. Russian state media reported. Officials closed the airports of Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo, which provide domestic and international flights for civilians.

While Russian Defense Ministry officials said Ukraine was behind the attack, Ukrainian authorities have yet to confirm. According to the Associated Press.

At least twice before, Ukrainian drone attacks have shut down all major airports in the greater Moscow region, disrupting and delaying dozens of flights.

The Associated Press reported that these closures come amid a series of near-daily Ukrainian drone attacks on Moscow and the surrounding area. The strikes within Russia’s borders come as part of a counter-offensive launched by Ukraine this summer, with Ukraine also going after key Russian targets near the Black Sea.

In contrast, Russian forces have repeatedly targeted Ukrainian grain storage depots, the Associated Press reported.

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