The latest in a wave of drone strikes on the capital, the Russian military shot down two combat drones heading for Moscow, according to the city’s mayor on Wednesday.
“Two combat drones have attempted to fly to the city. Both were shot down by air defence systems, one in the Domodedovo area, and another near Minskoye Highway,” Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said, TASS news agency reported.
Sobyanin also added that no injuries have been reported.
Russian officials said that the drones from Ukraine were shot down on Sunday and Monday, making the strikes at least the third attack against Moscow in a week.
Until a few incidents this year, Moscow had hardly ever been a target of the Ukrainian conflict.
On Thursday, Russia’s military ministry announced that it had shot down seven drones over the Kaluga region, only 124 miles (less than 200 km) southwest of Moscow.
Meanwhile, the Russian defence ministry said the Russian forces had hit a Ukrainian command centre in Pokrovsk.
Ukrainian officials said on Monday that Russian missiles attacked Pokrovsk twice on Monday night, destroying a well-known hotel, and apartments, killing at least seven, including rescuers and injuring several others.