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Duel for the capital: Russia and Ukraine announce they have repelled air raids on Moscow and Kiev

Moscow authorities announced a drone strike on the Russian capital on Tuesday. Separately, Russia launched air raids before dawn. UkraineAt least one person has been killed, Ukrainian officials say, as Kiev residents once again scrambled into shelters to escape a relentless wave of artillery fire, day and night.

“This morning, the Kiev regime carried out a terrorist drone attack against targets in the city of Moscow. Eight drones were used in the attack. ” announced.

And the Ukrainian Air Force said on social media that “between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., Russian occupation forces attacked Ukraine with 31 Shahed drones.” 29 of them were shot downIn the third Russian attack on the capital in the past 24 hours, “almost everyone was near the capital and over Kiev.”

Residents reported hearing explosions in Moscow, and Mayor Sergei Sobyanin later confirmed a drone strike.

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This photo shows part of an apartment building reportedly damaged by a Ukrainian drone in Moscow on May 30, 2023. Muscovites reported hearing explosions, and mayor Sergey Sobyanin later confirmed the drone strike, saying it caused “minor” damage.

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In a Telegram post, Sobyanin said the attack had caused “minor damage” to several buildings. The two were treated for unspecified injuries but did not require hospitalization.

Residents of two buildings damaged in the attack have been evacuated, Sobyanin said.

Moscow regional governor Andrei Vorobyov later said that several drones “were shot down while approaching Moscow.”

Ukrainian officials were not immediately available for comment on the attack.

It was the second reported attack on Moscow, officials said. Two drones targeted the Kremlin earlier this month The incident was described as an attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin.

A night attack on Kiev set fire to a skyscraper in the Horosiw district, killing one person and injuring three. It’s not immediately clear what caused the fires, but debris from drone strikes and interceptor missiles frequently cause damage to the ground.

The Kiev military government announced that the upper two floors of the building had been destroyed and that people could be under the rubble. More than 20 people were evacuated.

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A local resident looks at a high-rise residential building partially destroyed by a drone strike at night in Kiev, May 30, 2023.

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Resident Valeriya Oreshko told The Associated Press shortly afterward that the immediate threat had passed, but the attack made everyone nervous.

“I’m happy to be alive, but think about what happens next,” said the 39-year-old.

Oksana, who gave only her first name, said the entire building shook when she was hit.

“Let’s go to shelters, because you really don’t know where the drones (drones) will fly,” she advised others. “I will endure.”

Elsewhere in the capital, falling objects set fire to a house in Darnitsky district and set three cars on fire in Pechersky district, according to the junta.

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A local resident talks on a mobile phone between damaged vehicles in a high-rise residential building partially destroyed by a nighttime drone strike in Kiev on May 30, 2023.

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The series of attacks, which began on Sunday, also included a rare daytime attack on Monday that billowed white smoke into the blue sky.

At around 11:30 am that day, Russian forces fired 11 ballistic and cruise missiles towards Kiev, according to Ukrainian chief of staff Valery Zardini. All were shot down, he said.

Debris from the intercepted missile fell on Kiev’s central and northern districts in the morning, hitting roads in the city amid traffic jams and causing fires on the roofs of buildings, according to the Kiev military government. At least one civilian was reported injured.


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Russia’s Defense Ministry announced early Monday that it launched a series of high-precision long-range air-launched missile strikes against a Ukrainian air force base. It claimed that the attack destroyed command posts, radars, aircraft and ammunition stockpiles. No mention is made of attacks on cities or other civilian areas.

Kiev’s chief forensic investigator Oleksandr Rubin told CBS News that Ukraine was gearing up for the crime. approaching counterattackRussia appears to be targeting its own air defenses, and such attacks are becoming more frequent.

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Moscow authorities announced a drone strike on the Russian capital on Tuesday. Separately, Russia launched air raids before dawn. UkraineAt least one person has been killed, Ukrainian officials say, as Kiev residents once again scrambled into shelters to escape a relentless wave of artillery fire, day and night.“This morning, the Kiev regime carried out a terrorist drone attack against targets in the city of Moscow. Eight drones were used in the attack. ” announced.And the Ukrainian Air Force said on social media that “between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., Russian occupation forces attacked Ukraine with 31 Shahed drones.” 29 of them were shot downIn the third Russian attack on the capital in the past 24 hours, “almost everyone was near the capital and over Kiev.”

Residents reported hearing explosions in Moscow, and Mayor Sergei Sobyanin later confirmed a drone strike.

This photo shows part of an apartment building reportedly damaged by a Ukrainian drone in Moscow on May 30, 2023. Muscovites reported hearing explosions, and mayor Sergey Sobyanin later confirmed the drone strike, saying it caused “minor” damage.

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In a Telegram post, Sobyanin said the attack had caused “minor damage” to several buildings. The two were treated for unspecified injuries but did not require hospitalization.

Residents of two buildings damaged in the attack have been evacuated, Sobyanin said. Moscow regional governor Andrei Vorobyov later said that several drones “were shot down while approaching Moscow.”Ukrainian officials were not immediately available for comment on the attack. It was the second reported attack on Moscow, officials said. Two drones targeted the Kremlin earlier this month The incident was described as an attempt to kill President Vladimir Putin.A night attack on Kiev set fire to a skyscraper in the Horosiw district, killing one person and injuring three. It’s not immediately clear what caused the fires, but debris from drone strikes and interceptor missiles frequently cause damage to the ground.

The Kiev military government announced that the upper two floors of the building had been destroyed and that people could be under the rubble. More than 20 people were evacuated.

A local resident looks at a high-rise residential building partially destroyed by a drone strike at night in Kiev, May 30, 2023.

Sergey Spinski/AFP via Getty Images

Resident Valeriya Oreshko told The Associated Press shortly afterward that the immediate threat had passed, but the attack made everyone nervous. “I’m happy to be alive, but think about what happens next,” said the 39-year-old. Oksana, who gave only her first name, said the entire building shook when she was hit. “Let’s go to shelters, because you really don’t know where the drones (drones) will fly,” she advised others. “I will endure.” Elsewhere in the capital, falling objects set fire to a house in Darnitsky district and set three cars on fire in Pechersky district, according to the junta.

A local resident talks on a mobile phone between damaged vehicles in a high-rise residential building partially destroyed by a nighttime drone strike in Kiev on May 30, 2023.

Sergey Spinski/AFP via Getty Images

The series of attacks, which began on Sunday, also included a rare daytime attack on Monday that billowed white smoke into the blue sky.

At around 11:30 am that day, Russian forces fired 11 ballistic and cruise missiles towards Kiev, according to Ukrainian chief of staff Valery Zardini. All were shot down, he said. Debris from the intercepted missile fell on Kiev’s central and northern districts in the morning, hitting roads in the city amid traffic jams and causing fires on the roofs of buildings, according to the Kiev military government. At least one civilian was reported injured.

Russian dissidents aim to undermine Putin’s regime

02:04

Russia’s Defense Ministry announced early Monday that it launched a series of high-precision long-range air-launched missile strikes against a Ukrainian air force base. It claimed that the attack destroyed command posts, radars, aircraft and ammunition stockpiles. No mention is made of attacks on cities or other civilian areas.Kiev’s chief forensic investigator Oleksandr Rubin told CBS News that Ukraine was gearing up for the crime. approaching counterattackRussia appears to be targeting its own air defenses, and such attacks are becoming more frequent.

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