Arabnews24.ca:Tuesday 1 August 2023 05:19 AM: MOSCOW – Moscow’s International Vnukovo Airport has resumed with its scheduled flight operations following a brief suspension announced on Tuesday, a source in the Russian emergencies services told TASS on Tuesday.
“The airport is operating in line with the schedule, all previously imposed restrictions have been lifted,” the source said.
Moscow’s International Vnukovo Airport has been temporarily closed following a reported series of drone attacks on the Russian capital on Tuesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Tuesday that Kiev’s regime attempted to attack various facilities in the Russian capital with the use of drones in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to the ministry, two drones were downed by the country’s Air Defense Forces over the Moscow Region, namely over the Odintsovo and Naro-Fominsk areas, and the third one had been disabled with the use of radio-electronic warfare means and then crash-landed into one of the Moscow City skyscrapers.
Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said earlier in the day that Russia’s Air Defense Forces have shot down several military drones that targeted the Russian capital with one of the drones hitting and inflicting damages on one of the Moscow City skyscrapers.
“Air Defense Forces shot down several drones en-route to Moscow. One of them hit the same skyscraper in the [Moscow] City as previously. The facade at the level of the 21st floor of the building sustained damages. Emergency services are working at the scene of the incident,” Sobyanin wrote on his Telegram social network channel.
A source in the Russian emergency services announced shortly after the incident that no one was hurt in the most recent attack of the military drones against the Russian capital.
Moscow’s Mayor Sobyanin said on Sunday, July 30, morning that the capital of Russia had been attacked by Ukrainian drones, with minor damage being done to two office skyscrapers in Moscow City. No one was hurt.
The Russian defense ministry said later that one drone had been destroyed in midair over the Odintsovo district just outside Moscow and two more had been jammed and crashed in Moscow City.
Apart from that, according to the Russian defense ministry, 25 Ukrainian drones tried to attack Crimea on Sunday night. Sixteen of them were downed by air defense systems and nine others were jammed by electronic warfare means.