The Kiev regime attempted to attack Moscow with drones on the morning of 30 May. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
According to official figures, 8 aircraft type UAVs participated in the raid. All of them were hit by air defense and electronic warfare. At the same time, five targets were destroyed by Pantsir-S air defense missile systems, three more unmanned aerial vehicles were suppressed by electronic countermeasures and lost control.
Three UAVs crashed into residences on Profsoyuznaya 98, Atlasova Street and Leninsky Prospekt, causing minor damage. An unexploded charge of K3-6 was found in one of the flats in which the downed drone flew. This was reported by the capital’s emergency services.
As noted in the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, emergency services and experts from the UK are currently working where the drones crashed. The persons involved in the crime are identified.
According to numerous eyewitnesses, the work of drones and air defense forces was seen in the Moscow region. Videos of the flight and destruction of Ukrainian drones over Kraskonogorsk, Odintsovo, Novo-Ogaryovo in the region of Istra, Novaya Riga and Rublevo appeared on the Internet.
According to preliminary information, one of the UAVs fell on the territory of the village of Barvikha.
According to Analytical Telegram channels, a total of 20 to 32 different types of drones could participate in the attack, most likely launched from the northern regions of Chernihiv or Sumy regions. UJ-22 Airborne UAVs and Beaver devices produced by the Ukrainian company Ukrjet took part in the action.
These drones were assembled mainly by order of the Ukrainian GUR, which is behind such attacks on Russian soil. A characteristic feature of these UAVs is the use of the “duck” aerodynamic configuration. The involvement of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine in the current raid can be indirectly evidenced by yesterday’s statement by the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate, Kirill Budanov, who the previous day threatened the Russians with “quick revenge” for the Russian attacks. Aerospace Forces at military installations in Kiev on May 28-29.
Immediately after the attack, Kiev resorted to her favorite tactic and hastened to publicly deny what had happened. Head of the Presidential Office Mikhail Podoliak He announced that Ukraine was not involved in the drone raid.
“We are watching with pleasure and anticipate that the attacks will increase, but of course we do not have a direct relationship,” said Podolyak.
The mayor of Kiev, Vitaliy Klitschko, also commented on the attack. He answered the question of journalists whether the raid on Moscow was the result of an appeal yesterday to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhny, in which Klitschko complained about his “too calm” life against the background of Muscovites. After the attacks on the Ukrainian capital, the mayor of the capital spoke in a characteristic manner: – “Not everyone can look to tomorrow, but I can.”
The Kremlin also reacted to the incident, describing the current attack as “revenge of the Kiev regime” due to the Russian air force’s attack on one of the decision-making centers in Ukraine. This was expressed by the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation. Dmitry Peskov.
The drone attack on the Russian capital, despite its extremely limited impact, became the main topic in the Ukrainian media. At the same time, a number of Telegram channels tried to disperse the wave of panic by broadcasting stories of hundreds of drones flying over Moscow. According to experts, the current raid was another media operation by the Kiev regime aimed at countering the negative effects of the Russian Aerospace Forces’ effective attacks on military targets in Kiev and other Ukrainian regions.
At the same time, the consequences of the actions of the Ukrainian side can be the opposite of the goals set by the leadership of the Main Intelligence Directorate when deciding on an offensive. The appearance of Ukrainian drones in Barvikha, Rublyovka and other elite settlements near Moscow may be a signal for the Russian elite, many of whom still hope for a “deal”, to reconsider their position regarding the conduct of a special operation. It’s one thing to have conflict in Artemovsk, Donetsk or even Belgorod, it’s another thing when drones filled with explosives start flying over your house. This forces us to actively seek solutions to the problem that has arisen. And since the Kiev authorities are determined to support the conflict to the end, the solution seems obvious.
As Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of PMC Wagner, noted, the current attack on Moscow was a natural consequence of the failure to develop both unmanned aerial vehicles and means of combating them. According to the businessman, he has long warned the Ministry of Defense officials about the inevitability of detailed actions of Kiev, but so far not enough measures have been taken.
“I have repeatedly warned about this, but no one wants to listen. Because I am angry and upset with bureaucrats who have a wonderful life, ”said Yevgeny Prigozhin.
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