Massive explosion rocks Moscow as kamikaze drone blasts building just three miles from the Kremlin

A Ukrainian drone attack today triggered a massive explosion at Moscow’s main exhibition center – just five kilometers from the Kremlin.

Russian officials claimed a UAV blew up after being deflected from another target by anti-aircraft missiles.

The drone hit the Moscow Expocenter and damaged it


The drone hit the Moscow Expocenter and damaged it

The drone struck and damaged Moscow’s Expocenter on the outskirts of the city’s skyscraper area previously attacked by Ukraine.

Footage showed a large explosion and lightning as the drone hit the low-rise building located near the Russian government’s main office building at the White House.

All of the city’s airports have been temporarily closed.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin claimed that anti-aircraft defenses “destroyed” the drone and that the falling debris caused “no significant damage” to the building.

But footage showed an explosion at the Expocentre, about a mile from the British Embassy in Moscow.

A local resident said: “We live in the opposite tower, on the 68th floor. We heard a bang and saw lightning.”

“At first we thought it hit the Federation Tower, but it turned out to be the Expocentre. We could see a column of smoke coming out of our windows.”

Another eyewitness said: “We were sitting on the embankment at the time – we didn’t see the drone itself, but we heard a very loud noise, then smoke billowed from the other side.”

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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