Russia says a Ukrainian drone was shot down outside Moscow

The Russian Defense Ministry said a Ukrainian drone was shot down early Friday outside Moscow, the third drone attack or attempt into the capital region this month.

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The Russian Defense Ministry said a Ukrainian drone was shot down early Friday morning outside Moscow. This is the third drone attack or attempt on the capital area this month.

The ministry said there were no injuries or damage in the early morning incident. It did not provide details on where the drone was shot down, but said it took place in Moscow Oblast, an area that surrounds but does not include the city itself.

The downing added to concerns about Moscow’s vulnerability to attack as the fighting dragged on for 18 months.

Two drones hit the Russian capital on Monday, one of them crashing in the city center near the Defense Ministry headquarters along the Moscow River, about 3 kilometers from the Kremlin. Another drone crashed into an office building south of Moscow, destroying several floors above.

In another attack on July 4, the Russian military said four drones were shot down by air defenses outside Moscow and a fifth was jammed by electronic warfare means and forced to land.

Ukraine’s presidential office said on Friday that at least one civilian was killed and three others injured in yesterday’s Russian attacks in the Donetsk region, where settlements in 10 communities have been destroyed. shelled. The office also said five civilians were injured in shelling on the village of Novoosynove in the Kharkiv region and one person was injured in shelling in the Kherson region.

The office said the city of Nikopol, across the river from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, had been shelled five times.

The Ukrainian military reports that its forces have taken control of the village of Staromayorske in the Donetsk region. But the overall summary of the fighting over the past day does not show significant progress in Ukraine’s counter-offensive into Russian-controlled areas.

On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Odesa, the major Black Sea port city, which has been hit by a severe Russian missile and drone attack over the past week, causing heavy damage to the country. the city’s famous Orthodox churches and other sites in the historic center of the city. His office said Mr. Zelenskyy inspected the church and visited medical facilities.


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