The Ukrainian military carried out new drone strikes in Russia, targeting Moscow and its region for the sixth consecutive day, but also in the border region of Belgorod, where three people were killed on Wednesday.
The attacks came hours after Russian shelling on two villages near Lyman in eastern Ukraine killed three people and wounded two others, according to the head of the local military administration.
Attack on Belgorod
“Three civilians” were killed in the village of Lavy in Valouïsk district in a Ukrainian attack in Belgorod, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said in a telegram.
“Ukrainian armed forces launched an explosive device with a drone while people were in the street,” he said.
Drone neutrality in Moscow
In the Moscow region, a drone “Neutralized by electronic warfare and lost control, crashed into a building under construction in a Moscow city complex.“Without any casualties,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a telegram, accusing Kyiv of being behind the attack.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a telegram that several windows in two five-story buildings were damaged and that emergency services were examining the perimeter.
Russian news agency RIA Novosti earlier reported that an “explosion” was heard in the business district of the city of Moscow, located in the west of the Russian capital, about 5 kilometers from the Kremlin.
At the edge of a skyscraper, an AFP photographer noted that a window had been destroyed and the surrounding windows charred, while police cordoned off the perimeter.
Damage to Khimki
Two other devices were destroyed by air defense in the Mozhaisk districts, 12 kilometers from the center of Moscow, and in Khimki, in the capital region, 20 kilometers northwest of the Kremlin. , according to the Department of Defense.
The body of the downed drone in Khimki was damaged without any injuries, the roof and windows of a house and the wall of a non-residential residential building were damaged, RIA Novosti reported.
Disturbances at Moscow airports
Air traffic at Moscow’s Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo international airports was temporarily disrupted, state news agency TASS reported, citing emergency services.
Russian territory is now being targeted almost daily by drones, as is Moscow and its territory, and every day since Friday.
On Friday, a craft was shot down by Moscow forces and crashed in the area of the exhibition center adjacent to the skyscrapers of downtown Moscow.
Over the summer, other planes were destroyed in Moscow, the Russian capital’s most important business district, and in May two drones were shot down near the Kremlin.
Terror attacks in Ukraine
In Ukraine, Russian forces “Lyman attacked the villages of the community“, in eastern Ukraine, Tuesday evening:”Three people were killed and one injured in Torske, another civilian was injured in Zakitne“, Pavlo Kyrilenko, the head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, wrote in a telegram.
In addition, a Russian drone attack during the night damaged Ukrainian grain infrastructure in Odesa region (south), local governor Oleg Kiper said on Wednesday morning.
In total, the Ukrainian army destroyed nine drones of the “Shahad-136/131” type off the eastern coast of the Sea of Azov, the South Ukrainian Defense Forces reported in a telegram.
For its part, Moscow said it had repelled an armed incursion into the Bryansk border region from Ukraine on Tuesday.
A new phase of conflict
Senior Ukrainian officials insist that Kiev’s counteroffensive will be long and difficult.
US media have begun to report that Washington, the engine of military aid to Ukraine, is becoming increasingly wary of Kevin’s ability to recapture a significant portion of its territory.
Russia said on Tuesday it had “destroyed” two Ukrainian military vessels in the Black Sea region, as maritime conflicts escalated since Moscow slammed the door on a deal to export Ukrainian grain.
Russia’s defense explained that it had sunk a Ukrainian warship in an area under its control in the Black Sea, as well as a US-made Ukrainian missile fired from the Serpent Island launched by Kiev in 2022.
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