Where the UAVs flew
The first reports of the drone attack appeared early in the morning on Russian Telegram channels. So, the Shot channel at 4:46 Moscow time reported an explosion on Atlasova Street in New Moscow. At the time of the explosion, a family with a 5-year-old child was in the apartment on the 25th floor; they left the apartment in a state of shock even before the arrival of firefighters. Later, local residents began to find fragments near the house that looked like parts of a drone.
In turn, RIA Novosti, citing eyewitnesses and emergency services, reported drones on Profsoyuznaya street, house 98 and on Leninsky prospect, house 92, bldg. 1. On the Leninsky UAV hit the apartment on the 14th floor, in which there were three people, they were not injured. It is noted that the building was cordoned off by the police, an ambulance and firefighters are on duty. Another eyewitness specified that there had been no explosion.
The residents of the three entrances of the house on Profsoyuznaya were evacuated and placed in school No. 170. The Shot channel, citing a source, reports that the drone at Profsoyuznaya was carrying a KZ-6 shaped charge. It is noted that it did not explode.
“That’s what I filmed! Right next to our house!” – says an eyewitness who filmed the moment the UAV was destroyed by air defense forces. in Odintsovo and Krasnogorsk. “According to preliminary data, several quadrocopters were shot down in Nikolo-Uryupino and on the embankment in Ilyinsky,” the channel said. It was also reported that a drone was shot down over Istra near Moscow.
The Shot channel reported the shooting down of four UAVs on approach to Moscow from the south-west, as well as the operation of air defense systems over Barvikha (Rublyovo-Uspenskoe Highway ).
The Mash channel, in turn, reported three drones in the Moscow region: over the village of Funkovo, over Kezmino and over Romashkovo. These are settlements in the Odintsovo district.
Shot, citing a source, claimed that in total 32 drones attacked Moscow and the region:
“19 were shot down on approach (Rublyovka, Krasnogorsk district, Istrinsky district, New Moscow, Aprelevka, Vlasikha). About 10 caught on trees and fell (Odintsovsky district, Tinao). 3 hit residential buildings (Leninsky Prospekt, Profsoyuznaya Street, Atlasova Street). ”
RIA Novosti, citing Alexei Rogozin, head of the Center for the Development of Transport Technologies, reported that Moscow was attacked by drones of an unknown type, made according to the scheme “duck”. According to the expert, such a scheme is associated with the horizontal tail of the apparatus, which may indicate a desire to increase the carrying capacity. Rogozin noted that the range of such UAVs can reach thousands of kilometers, perhaps their production has been deployed in Ukraine.
Information about the drones and air defense operation was confirmed by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov.
minor damage. All emergency services of the city are at the scene of incidents. They find out the circumstances of what happened. So far, no one has been seriously hurt. I ask you to trust only official sources and not to disseminate unverified information, ”Sobyanin said in his Telegram channel. injured, two people called for help. “No one needed hospitalization, the necessary assistance was provided on the spot,” added the mayor. air defense work. “On approaching Moscow, several drones were shot down. I ask the residents to remain calm.”
In turn, the metropolitan deptrans informed about the blocking of traffic along Udaltsova Street from Leninsky Prospekt to Mikhail Pevtsov Street.
In the Federal Air Transport Agency
Later, the Ministry of Defense issued a statement:
“This morning, the Kiev regime launched a terrorist attack by unmanned aerial vehicles in the city of Moscow. Eight aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicles were involved in the attack. All enemy drones have been hit.”
According to the Ministry of Defense, three UAVs were suppressed by electronic warfare, lost control and deviated from their intended targets. Five UAVs were shot down by the Pantsir-S air defense system in the Moscow region.
In turn, the Investigative Committee of Russia stated that the department was investigating “the facts of the fall of unmanned aerial vehicles on buildings in Moscow.” Persons involved in the crime are being identified.
“This is an information campaign”
The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Andrei Kartapolov, commented to RBC on the drone attack on Moscow and the region. According to him, this became possible due to the size of Russia, and “there will always be a loophole where the drone can fly bypassing the areas where air defense systems are located.” Kartapolov called for an analysis of what had happened and the development of countermeasures.
“This is an information campaign for the most part. It is designed for the fact that now a wave of panic will rise, they will start procrastinating the whole thing. It is important for us not to let this happen. This is an act of intimidation aimed at the civilian population, ”
,” he said.
UAV attack is “a new reality that needs to be realized.”
“Undoubtedly, Ukraine’s sabotage and terrorist attacks will only increase. And it is necessary to radically strengthen defense and security measures, especially in terms of countering drones. Including – finally pass the necessary laws. Don’t underestimate the enemy!” – he wrote in his Telegram channel.
He also gave an initial list of places where downed UAVs fell in the Moscow region: the village of Ilinskoye and the village of Timoshkino in the Krasnogorsk district, the villages of Razdory and Romashkovo in the Odintsovo district and the village Greenfield in the Istra district.
On the eve of the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, against the backdrop of attacks on the Ukrainian capital, called on the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzny to “make Moscow a nightmare.”
“If the Russians can make Kiev a nightmare , why have the residents of Moscow been resting for almost a year and a half?” – asks Klitschko.