Movies Present Large Explosion in Moscow After Reported Drone Assault

Dramatic new footage circulating on-line seems to point out an explosion in Moscow after the Kremlin accused Ukraine of a brand new drone assault on the capital.

Russia’s Protection Ministry mentioned in a put up to Telegram early on Sunday that Moscow was attacked with three Ukrainian drones, in what’s the newest in a sequence of drone strikes the Kremlin has blamed on Kyiv.

One drone was shot down by air protection methods in western Moscow, the ministry mentioned, with two additional unmanned aerial autos suppressed by digital weaponry.

These drones “misplaced management” and crashed right into a non-residential constructing, the Russian authorities mentioned. The buildings of two workplace towers had been “barely broken,” Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin mentioned.

A picture of a broken workplace block following a reported drone assault in Moscow on July 30, 2023. Dramatic new footage circulating on-line seems to point out an explosion in Moscow as Russia’s authorities accused Ukraine of a brand new strike on the town.
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In a single clip, posted by Russian information channel, Baza, an orange flash is caught on the dashboard digicam of a car that seems to be within the space of the explosion at round 4 a.m. native time. In another video circulating on social media, a fireball erupts with the sound of an explosion, sending plumes of smoke into the sky.

Newsweek couldn’t independently confirm the video footage.

Russia’s state-backed Tass information company, citing emergency officers, reported {that a} safety guard had been injured. The drones had briefly shut down one in every of Moscow’s predominant airports and delayed greater than 20 flights, in accordance with the report. Russian President Vladimir Putin was “in fact” knowledgeable of the incident, Kremlin press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, informed Tass.

Ukrainian officers haven’t publicly commented, however usually chorus from doing so on alleged assaults inside Russian territory, which is a contentious subject for Kyiv’s allies.

Newsweek reached out to the Ukrainian Protection Ministry for remark through e mail on Sunday.

The alleged assault coincided with what Russia mentioned was a 25-drone assault on the annexed Crimean peninsula. A complete of 15 drones had been destroyed by air defenses and 9 had been intercepted utilizing digital weaponry, the Russian Protection Ministry mentioned on Sunday morning.

Moscow has pointed the finger at Kyiv for a sequence of drone strikes on the capital in current months. On Friday, Sobyanin mentioned one other drone had been shot down over Moscow, simply days after the capital’s mayor mentioned there had been strikes on two non-residential buildings.

Earlier this month, Russian officers mentioned a variety of drones had been shot down or intercepted by way of jamming over Moscow, halting flights to and from Vnukovo airport.

In early Might, the Kremlin mentioned Ukraine launched a “deliberate terrorist assault and an assassination try focusing on the president” carried out forward of the annual Victory Day army celebrations. On Might 30, Russia mentioned eight drones focused a number of areas in Moscow.

Replace 07/30/23 at 6:15 a.m. ET: This text has been up to date with extra data.