Air defense systems intercept another unmanned aircraft in the Belgorod region
The mayor of Moscow, Serguei Sobyaninen, announced this Friday morning that Russian air defenses have shot down a drone in the vicinity of the capital in what would be a new attempt by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to carry out an attack in Russia. .
"Today, the air defense forces near Liubertsy - in the east of the capital - have stopped another attempt to fly a drone towards Moscow. There have been no casualties or preliminary damage," the mayor said through his channel. on the Telegram messaging network.
On the other hand, the governor of the Belgorod region, Viacheslav Gladkov, has confirmed the demolition of another unmanned device in the area, without specifying the place. "Our air defense system has worked and a drone has been shot down", he has pointed out in his Telegram account.
"The operating systems are clarifying the information on the consequences on the ground," he said, although he stressed that "according to preliminary data, there are no victims or damage." The region is located on the border with Ukraine and has been one of the most affected by these types of attacks.
Tonight, the governor of Pskov, in the northwest of the country, explained that the defenses have "neutralized" an "unidentified object" over the skies of the region, without causing damage.
Hours earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry had pointed out that Russian forces had shot down another drone launched by the Ukrainian Armed Forces against the Briansk region. "An attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a terrorist attack using an unmanned aerial vehicle against objects on the territory of the Russian Federation has been stopped," he said.
Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have increased in recent weeks, leading to an increase in drone incursions into Russian regions close to the border area. In fact, UK intelligence services said on Thursday that Russia's air defense systems would be having "difficulty" detecting and destroying drones launched by Ukraine.