Russia downs nine drones targeting Moscow, other regions

A building destroyed in a drone attack in Kiev, Ukraine on Nov 25, 2023. At least five people were injured here overnight Saturday as Russian forces carried out a large-scale drone attack against the city. [Xinhua]

Russia's Defense Ministry announced Sunday that the country's air defense forces had downed nine Ukrainian drones attempting to attack several regions in Russia, including Moscow, Tula, Kaluga and Bryansk.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on his social media channel that the air defense forces had intercepted and destroyed several drones flying towards Moscow over the Moscow region early Sunday morning. There were no casualties or property damage, he added.

Bryansk Governor Alexander Bogomaz also said on social media that two drones had been destroyed by the air defense system over the Bryansk region.