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Russia reports a mass drone attack in Moscow region (being updated)

Russian authorities, including Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin and the Ministry of Defense, assert the successful interception of 21 UAVs en route to Moscow, neutralizing them in various regions with no reported casualties or damage.

Russian authorities claim Russia’s forces successfully intercepted 21 unmanned aerial vehicles on the night of November 26. The announcement was made by Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, the Russian propaganda agency “RIA Novosti,” and Russia’s Ministry of Defense.

Mayor Sobyanin reported that the drones, en route to Moscow, were neutralized in the vicinity of Naro-Fominsk and Odintsovo municipal districts in the Moscow region. Additionally, according to him, the air defense system targeted and destroyed several drones in the Bryansk, Tula, and Kaluga regions.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation wrote about the successful elimination of 11 UAVs over the Moscow, Tula, Kaluga, and Bryansk regions.

Russian sources claim there were no casualties or damage resulting from this attack.

Drone crashes into residential high-rise in Tula

Yet, later governor of the Moscow Region, Andrey Vorobyov, has informed that in the region, five drones were intercepted, resulting in damage to three buildings. According to Vorobyov’s statement on Telegram, he mentioned, “In three instances, there is damage to buildings on the ground; fortunately, there are no casualties or injuries.”

Besides, in the night of November 26, a drone crashed into an apartment building in the city of Tula.

According to Russian Telegram channel Mash, the drone entered an apartment on the 12th floor of a building on Khvorostukhina Street.

One person was injured in the incident, sustaining a foot injury. Additionally, children residing one floor below, reportedly in a state of distress, have sought assistance.

Emergency services are on-site providing assistance and managing the aftermath.

В Тулі дрон влетів у багатоповерхівку

Fresh explosions echoed through Tula in the early hours of November 26, with reports attributing them to the “downing of drones,” according to sources from Mash and Baza.

Details reveal that residents of Tula, following a nocturnal drone attack, reported new explosions over the city. Some witnesses claim to have observed the passage of several UAVs over the city.

Russian media outlets state that two drones were successfully intercepted, suggesting the downing of purportedly “5-6 drones” overnight.

During the night into Sunday, operations at two Moscow airports, “Vnukovo” and “Domodedovo,” were temporarily suspended.

Identity of enigmatic drones probed: “Shahed” similarity sparks investigation in Russia

Russian authorities are probing the identity of newly encountered drones, resembling “Shahed”. According to the source, Mash, one theory suggests that Ukrainian Armed Forces utilized drones with a “flying wing” design, bearing resemblance to the renowned Russian “Gheran.” Experts are currently working to determine the exact nature of these devices.

Details indicate that occupants claim certainty that these UAVs “have nothing in common with UJ-22 and ‘Bobr’ drones.”

Attacks on Russia occupied territories

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that, supposedly utilizing anti-aircraft defense systems, two Ukrainian missiles were identified and eliminated in the airspace over the Azov Sea, according to Russian Ministry of Defense, RIA Novosti.

The claim suggests that these missile launches occurred on the morning of November 26. According to Russian reports, these missiles were retrofitted S-200 anti-aircraft missiles, repurposed for engaging ground targets. Preceding this event, an airborne alert was sounded in Crimea, resulting in the closure of the Kerch Strait bridge.

An attack on the Starobeshevo Thermal Power Plant on the night of November 26 caused widespread power outages in several cities in the temporarily occupied territory, affecting half of Mariupol, Donetsk, Yenakiyeve, and Horlivka. Simultaneously, the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) reported an attempt to damage the energy system, leading to a partial blackout.

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