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Russia blames drone attacks in Moscow on Ukraine


A Russian inspector looks at Ukrainian drone damage on a Moscow apartment building. Associated Press

Russia blames drone attacks in Moscow on Ukraine

Russia’s defense ministry said eight drones attacked civilian areas of Moscow. Russia intercepted all eight of the drones, said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. No one was killed or seriously injured. 

Is Ukraine responsible? President Vladimir Putin called the attack “terrorist activity” and said it was meant to “intimidate Russia's citizens.” Ukraine denied having anything to do with the attack. U.S. intelligence thinks Ukraine was responsible for a separate May 3 drone attack on the Kremlin, The New York Times reported. Putin said Russia would strengthen air defenses around the capital in response to the attack. Civilians received no warning of the attack. Former Russian military officer Viktor Sobolev said the drones flew low and managed to stay out of Russia’s radar detection, meaning they did not trigger the air raid alarm.

Dig Deeper: Listen to Mary Reichard's report on The World and Everything in It podcast about a Russian mercenary group leader calling the Kremlin to task for high casualty counts.


Gracen Fulmer

Gracen Fulmer is a graduate of Patrick Henry College and a student at the World Journalism Institute.


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