Second drone in as many days shot down close to Moscow as Russia and Ukraine change assaults on capitals | EUROtoday

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Russia and Ukraine despatched drones focusing on one another’s capital cities over the weekend in indicators of renewed depth for his or her aerial warfare.

Drones had been shot down on each Saturday and Sunday in areas round Kyiv and Moscow. Air defence methods for each side intercepted assaults and no casualties had been reported.

Multiple drones that had been heading for Moscow and Russia’s border areas on Sunday had been downed by Russian air defence methods over the weekend, officers stated.

Kyiv has promised to wage a serious drone marketing campaign in opposition to Russia this winter, as unhealthy climate circumstances make it troublesome to conduct operations on the bottom.

Russian air defence items in Moscow intercepted a drone focusing on the Russian capital, mayor Sergei Sobhyanin stated on Telegram.

He stated defence items within the Elektrostal district within the capital’s east intercepted the drone. Falling particles ensuing from the operation had triggered no injury or casualties, the mayor stated, citing preliminary info.

Russia’s defence ministry confirmed the drone strike on Sunday evening, as is typical describing the Ukrainian army operation as a “terrorist attack”.

“On 19 November at 23.20 Moscow time, an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack using an aircraft-type UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] on targets in Moscow and the Moscow region was stopped,” it stated on its official Telegram channel.

“Duty air defence systems intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle over the territory of the Moscow region.”

A second drone focusing on Moscow was additionally intercepted by Russia’s air defence methods at round 1am.

The UAV was destroyed over the territory of the Bogorodsky district in Moscow, it stated.

This comes after Russian authorities on Saturday stated they shot down a Ukrainian drone heading for the border area of Bryansk.

The defence ministry stated on-duty air defence methods destroyed the drone over Bryansk. It didn’t point out any casualties or injury from the assault.

Russia has additionally begun focusing on Kyiv once more after a 52-day break in air raid sirens for the Ukrainian capital.

On Saturday, Ukrainian officers stated all drones heading in the direction of Kyiv had been destroyed however some hit infrastructure services elsewhere in Ukraine.

A day later, a wave of Iranian-made Shahed drones from Russia focused Kyiv in a single day.

The drones focused the Ukrainian capital and the Cherkasy and Poltava areas, based on a army assertion. Ukrainian anti-aircraft methods shot down 15 of 20 drones focusing on the areas.

Serhii Popko, town’s army administration spokesperson, stated the drones attacked Kyiv from completely different instructions in waves that had been “constantly changing vectors”.

Ukrainian officers had warned Russia would step up aerial assaults throughout the winter months.

Meanwhile, the British defence ministry stated there have been “few immediate prospects” for main change alongside the Ukrainian frontline because the battle enters its second winter.

In an announcement, it stated intense preventing was concentrated close to Kupiansk within the Kharkiv area, Avdiivka in Dontesk and on the left financial institution of the Dnipro river, the place Ukrainian forces have established a bridgehead.