Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of trying “Terrify” Russians, Kyiv faced a new wave of deadly attacks after an unprecedented drone strike in Moscow and its region on Tuesday, May 30.
Dozens of drones fell on buildings in the Russian capital, located 500 kilometers from Ukraine, in the early hours of the morning, picking up residents who appeared to be far away from the clashes.
What are the facts?
A drone test took place in Moscow early on Tuesday. No deaths should be regretted, according to Russian officials who blame the attack on Kyiv, who deny any involvement in every operation on Russian territory since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, eight of the planes were destroyed before reaching their destination. “Removed using three electronic devices. They lost control and overshot their goals. Another five drones were shot down by a Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile system in the Moscow Region », he announced. The Telegram Bassa channel, which claims to have good sources within the security services, talks about about twenty-five drones.
It targeted some of the Russian capital’s most affluent neighborhoods, including Lenin Prospekt, a major Moscow artery built under Stalin in western Moscow that is home to Russia’s elite, starting with the president. The city’s mayor, Sergey Sobyanin, reported two injuries, one of whom was hospitalized. Residents of several apartments were briefly evacuated.
According to Alexei Rogozin, head of the Russian Center for Development of Transport Technologies, quoted by Russian news agency RIA Novosti, “Drones of a hitherto unknown type have been developed under the Canard project [avec la dérive à l’avant et les ailes à l’arrière]used “. “It can be assumed that the production of such drones started in Ukraine – their range reaches thousands of kilometers”he added.
Are there any precedents?
To cite only the most recent, two drones targeted the Kremlin on May 3, causing no casualties or significant damage. Ukraine has denied any responsibility, hinting that it may have been Russian manipulation, but the thesis remains unconvinced across the Atlantic. A Ukrainian blogger known by the pseudonym Lachen claims to have financed the production of the drones used in the fund from public collections.
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