Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Drones again attacked the Russian capital, Moscow, Friday (18/8/2023). A building was reported damaged and air traffic at the civilian airport was disrupted.
However, the Russian Ministry of Defense said the drone was disabled. However, this crashed at the exact center of Moscow’s expo – an exhibition pavilion and multi-purpose hall – less than 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the Kremlin, although there were no casualties.
“At around 04:00 Moscow time, the Kyiv regime again launched a terrorist attack using unmanned aerial vehicles on objects located in Moscow and the Moscow region,” Russia said, blaming Ukraine as the party responsible, as quoted Reuters.
In detail in the same report, it was stated that air traffic was temporarily suspended at four main airports around the capital city. Namely Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, and Zhukovsky.
“Seven flights were diverted to alternative airports,” said Russia’s air transport agency.
Drone airstrikes deep inside Russia have increased since the drone was destroyed on the roof of the Kremlin’s Presidential Building in early May. The civilian area of the capital has been hit by attacks several times, including three attacks this August.
Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022. This sparked a war that wreaked havoc across eastern and southern Ukraine, killed and injured hundreds of thousands of people, and sparked the biggest rift in Russia’s relations with the West since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
Alerts! Russian Moscow Attack Drones