Russia’s air defense system has downed a drone that attempted to fly over Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.
An attempt to carry out a terrorist attack with an unmanned aerial vehicle on a facility in Moscow was thwarted, the ministry said in a statement, noting that Ukraine was responsible for the attack.
The UAV was downed by means of electronic equipment and crashed in a forest area in the west of the capital without casualties and damage on the ground, according to the same source.
The Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, confirmed the incident on his Telegram channel, saying that no one was injured.
“A drone attempted to fly over the city. The air defense system eliminated it . No one was injured when debris fell (…) There was no serious damage. Emergency services are working on the location,” he wrote.
Earlier on Friday, flight restrictions had been introduced at the Vnukovo Airport in Moscow but soon were lifted. Similar restrictions took place in the region of Kaluga, 160 km to the South-West of Moscow, according to local reports.