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Moscow drone was botched attack according to authorities

The regional governor reported that a drone fell in the Moscow area, apparently in an attempt to hit infrastructure used by civilians.

After the defense ministry acknowledged shooting down two Ukrainian drones in southern Russia, Andrei Vorobyov spoke.

Attacks inside Russia are not being blamed on Ukraine.

At the village of Gubastovo, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Moscow, where the drone fell, the Russian energy giant Gazprom runs a complex.

The Kolomna district’s activities have not been disrupted, according to a statement from Gazprom to the Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti.

Mr. Vorobyov wrote on Telegram that the drone’s target in Kolomna “was probably a civilian infrastructure site, which was not destroyed.”

“There are no casualties or physical damage to report. Other appropriate authorities, including the FSB (Russian security service), are looking into “he added

Pictures released by Russian government and media depict a damaged drone in a snow-covered area in front of a birch tree woodland. There is a lot of forestland next to the Gazprom site.

The drone’s appearance is identical to that of Ukrjet’s UJ-22 Airborne, a product from Ukraine.

According to Ukrjet, the car can travel 800 kilometers, which is enough to get it from Ukraine to the Kolomna region.

Reverse image analysis reveals no prior matches for the image, indicating its recentness.

A picture of the drone was posted by Anton Gerashchenko, a counselor to Ukraine’s interior minister.

“The distance to the Ukrainian-Russian border is more than 500 kilometers. Given that drones can travel great distances, Putin may soon become extremely terrified to be seen in public “Alongside the image, he wrote.

The Kolomna drone attack would be the closest drone attempt to the nation’s capital since Russia invaded Ukraine more than a year ago if Ukraine was behind it.

The news broke as the Russian defense ministry said that two Ukrainian drones had been shot down by Russian forces in southern Russia.

The ministry charged Kiev with trying to use drones “to strike civilian infrastructure in the Krasnodar region and the Adygea Republic,” adding that they were “neutralized by electronic warfare units.”

During the conflict, Russia’s military infrastructure was allegedly attacked by Ukraine, but Kiev has not verified this.

According to Moscow, three persons were killed in a drone attack by the Ukrainian military in December on a bomber facility in southern Russia. Although the air force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat claimed the explosions were a result of what Russia was doing on Ukrainian land, the Ukrainian military did not formally acknowledge the strike.

Just a few weeks prior, Russia accused Ukraine of a comparable incident at the same base, which is home to bombers that have launched missile attacks against Ukraine.

In what was perceived as a significant expansion of the battle by Ukraine into Crimea, which was taken by Russia in 2014, a series of explosions rocked a military facility there in August. Afterwards, Ukraine took credit for that assault.

The FSB was instructed by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to step up its efforts to counter what he claimed was an increase in espionage and sabotage by the West and Ukraine.

He gave the FSB instructions to increase security in areas of eastern Ukraine that Russia has occupied. As well as stopping sabotage organizations, he asserted that forces stationed at the border must block the flow of illegal weapons and ammunition.

Because Russian relations have historically seen a lot of activity from Western special services, he said, “We need to strengthen our counterintelligence generally.”

“They have since added more troops, technical resources, and other resources against us. In line with that, we must react.”

The airspace over St. Petersburg was blocked on Tuesday as a result of reports of an unidentified object, according to the Russian defense ministry, although fighter jets were afterwards seen conducting a training exercise in the country’s western airspace.

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