Russian FM spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calls drone attack in Moscow 'act of international terrorism'

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Monday called a recent drone attack on objects in Moscow an act of international terrorism.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova calls the drone attack an act of terrorism. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Earlier in the day, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that at about 4:00 a.m. Moscow time (01:00 GMT), drone strikes on two non-residential buildings had been recorded in the Russian capital, adding that there was no serious damage or casualties.

The Russian Defense Ministry later confirmed that the attack had been thwarted, saying that two Ukrainian drones had been suppressed by means of electronic warfare and crashed.

"It is an act of international terrorism," Zakharova told the RTVI broadcaster, commenting on the attack.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin claimed drone strikes hit two non-residential buildings in the Russian capital on Monday.

The Mayor wrote on Telegram: "Today, at about 4:00 am, drone strikes on two non-residential buildings were recorded."

According to an emergency official, a drone was downed at 17, Komsomolsky Prospekt in central Moscow, and another drone hit an office building on Prospekt Likhacheva in southern Moscow.

The thwarting of a drone attack was confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry, reports TASS.

The debris of a drone was found in central Moscow on Monday, an emergency official told TASS.

"There were no serious damages or casualties," he said. 

"All emergency services are on site," he wrote. 

C to I News Desk
C to I News Desk – CtoI

Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indians Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK, UAE and India. Connected to India covers developments around NRIs. Covers arts, political, sports, finance, entrepreneurship, business, movies, dramas, entertainment and other news for Indians living worldwide.


Which team do you think will win IPL 2023?

  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Mumbai Indians
  • Gujarat Titans
  • Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Lucknow Super Giants
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore
  • Punjab Kings
Write your story

Contribute an Article

Learn more