The Kremlin declined to comment on air defense work after another drone attack on Moscow

The Kremlin does not intend to issue additional orders to strengthen defenses after the drone attacks that took place in Moscow July 24. The press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, assured that the security forces are already on standby, Interfax reports.

When asked by journalists about the need for additional instructions from the president, Peskov replied in the negative: “Here they are almost unnecessary. Everyone involved in ensuring security in our regions is on the alert. Everyone is taking action.” He attributed the increased intensity of attempts to attack regions of Russia with drones to the need to take additional measures to ensure security.

Journalists recalled the previous drone attack on Moscow, after which President Putin ordered to improve the air defense (air defense) system. “This is a question that is more relevant to the relevant department – the Ministry of Defence,” Peskov replied.

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed that both drones that attacked Moscow had been neutralized, indicating the work of law enforcement agencies. Questions about the further development of the defense system and the improvement of air defense should be addressed directly to the Ministry of National Defence, he concluded.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported the failed attack of 17 Ukrainian drones on objects in the Crimea. An attempt to hit targets in Moscow with two drones was also thwarted. Drones hit “two non-residential buildings” – “no major damage and no casualties.”

Earlier, Russian authorities reported a drone attack on Moscow on July 4 – it was about four devices that were shot down on approach.

The biggest hit on the capital was the drone raid on May 30: then three residential buildings in the south-west of the city were damaged, several drones fell on Rublevka – next to the residence of President Vladimir Putin and the residence of his entourage. The Russian Defense Ministry said eight UAVs were involved in the attack, five of which were shot down.


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