Multiple hostile aircraft were downed over the Black Sea and in Moscow Region, according to the Russian military
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Two unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed en route to Moscow in the early hours of Sunday, while at least half a dozen attempted to strike targets in the Crimean Peninsula, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
“The air defense repelled a drone attack on Moscow over the Istra district west of the city,” Mayor Sergey Sobyanin confirmed on Telegram on Sunday morning, adding that the emergency services were responding to the incident.
The military said that a plane-type UAV was detected and destroyed at around 1:45am Moscow time in Istra, while another drone was intercepted over the Domodedovo district several hours later. According to preliminary data, there were no injuries or damage on the ground, the authorities added.
Moscow’s three main airports – Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Vnukovo – were briefly shut down as a precaution.