Moscow mayor reports possible drone attack. Airports of Russian capital stop their work
A drone attack was allegedly repelled in the Odintsovo urban district of the Moscow region. Three airports of the Russian capital were closed for the air defense operation period
This was announced by Sergey Sobyanin.
He noted that air defense forces in the Odintsovo urban district repelled a drone attack. According to preliminary data, there was no damage or casualties at the crash site.
According to the Baza telegram channel, the Kover plan has been announced at Moscow's Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Zhukovsky airports. Several departure and arrival flights have been delayed. The air defense system is working.
Yuriy Ihnat, the spokesman for the Air Force of Ukraine, commented on the attacks on Russian territory, including today's incident, during the telethon.
"This is a very stable situation when air raid alerts are heard in Russia. This is good news. As they say, a fire is fought with fire. We need more Ukrainian drones to target Moscow or Russian airfields, critical infrastructure, and energy facilities. It is effective and it works. All drones will not be shot down."
Rosaviatsia reported that due to the restrictions at Vnukovo and Domodedovo, 16 planes were diverted to alternate airfields, and 28 flights were delayed. According to RBC, as of 15:30, all airports in the Moscow air hub are operating normally.
- On the morning of December 14, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that nine drones had been shot down over Moscow and Kaluga regions. Instead, the Ukrainian media reported that Ukraine's Intelligence was involved.