Russia accuses Ukraine of carrying out “terrorist” drone attack in Moscow

(Reuters) – Russia’s defense ministry on Monday accused Ukraine of carrying out a “terrorist” drone strike in Moscow, after the Russian capital’s mayor said two buildings were damaged and Russian media reported debris had been found near the defense ministry.

“Two drones were suppressed and shot down,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on Telegram.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on a telegram that two non-residential buildings were struck at 4 a.m. (0100 GMT), causing no serious damage or injuries.

Russian news agencies, citing emergency services, reported that fragments of the drone were found two kilometers from the Defense Ministry buildings in downtown Moscow.

Russian Defense Ministry TV channel Zvezda posted a short video on Telegram showing a damaged skyscraper and broken windows.

The incident comes as Russia targeted the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa last week, where missiles killed one person and damaged a historic Orthodox cathedral.

(Reporting by Lydia Kelly in Melbourne; French edition Ziphan Liu)

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