Russia has claimed it has shot down and intercepted multiple Ukrainian drones over Moscow in what it described as a “terrorist attack”.
Four of the drones were destroyed by air defences and the fifth was intercepted and fell, the Russian defence ministry said in a statement.
There were no casualties or damage as result of the “terrorist attack”, it said.
At least three drones were intercepted in the skies over the Moscow region – including two just 30km (19 miles) southwest of the Kremlin.
Another drone was detected in the neighbouring region of Kaluga, according to Russian news agencies.
A number of outbound and incoming flights were disrupted at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, news agencies reported.
“The Kyiv regime’s attempt to attack an area where civilian infrastructure is located, including the airport, which incidentally also receives foreign flights, is yet another act of terrorism,” said foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.
“The international community should realise that the United States, Britain, France – permanent members of the UN Security Council – are financing a terrorist regime.”
There was no immediate comment from Kyiv.