Ukraine-Russia conflict: Moscow Mayor says same skyscraper, which was targeted previously, hit by new drone attack

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin on Tuesday said a military drone hit the same skyscraper in the city that was targeted earlier.

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin says a military drone hit the same skyscraper in the city that was targeted earlier. Photo Courtesy: Igor Sushko Twitter page video grab

He said Russia’s Air Defense Forces have shot down several military drones overnight.

No injuries were reported so far.

"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 as quoted by TASS.

At least six people died, including children, after a Russian missile hit the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih on Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video post on X.

"After today's Russian missile attack on Kryvyi Rih, six people are known to have been killed, including a child, a girl. She was only ten years old. 69 people were injured," he wrote on X.

"In Kherson, a police officer was killed by artillery fire… Nine people were wounded, including a child and four volunteers," he said.

Meanwhile, the ongoing attacks on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine are resulting in a surge in humanitarian needs, the top UN humanitarian official for the country said on Monday, urging increased funding to ensure assistance for those in need.

Denise Brown, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, spoke remotely at a press briefing at UN Headquarters, in New York, and said that funds are needed particularly to prepare for the approaching winter.

“It is almost August, and it gets cold very early in Ukraine,” she said.

She said that humanitarians are preparing for winterization, which involves distributing quilts, fuels, stoves, and thermal insulation – to houses damaged last winter.

“There is additional damage on top of what we had to deal [with since then],” she added, referring to increased needs resulting from the destruction of the Kakhovka dam and attacks on major cities.