Two Moscow airports shut down over ‘drone threat’ hours after nuclear bomber damaged in strike on Russian air base

TWO Moscow airports have been shut down over a ‘drone threat’ – hours after a supersonic nuclear bomber damaged an airbase.

The Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports in the Russian capital are said to have been temporarily closed.

An Ural Airlines plane is seen at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow (stock image)


An Ural Airlines plane is seen at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow (stock image)

All planes were grounded and none of them could even receive flights.

Instead, the planes are reportedly being diverted to Sheremetyevo – more than 80 kilometers away.

This comes after one of Vladimir Putin’s most prized warplanes was damaged in a kamikaze drone strike deep in Russian territory on Saturday.

A “helicopter-like” drone emerged in the attack on the military airport in the Novgorod region, more than 700 miles from Ukraine.

According to the ministry, no one was injured and the fire was quickly extinguished.

According to reports, the planes that survived the attack will be transferred to an airfield in the Murmansk region.

The Russian Defense Ministry stated: “The Kiev regime carried out a terrorist attack using a helicopter-type UAV at a military airfield in the Novgorod region.”

“As a result of the terrorist attack on the premises of the airfield, a fire broke out in the aircraft parking lot, which was immediately extinguished by the fire brigade.

“One plane was damaged but there were no casualties from the terrorist attack.”

It also follows a massive explosion that rocked Moscow on Friday after a suspected Ukrainian kamikaze drone blew up a building just five kilometers from the Kremlin.

Footage showed flames and a column of black smoke rising from Moscow’s Expo Center after the attack.

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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