On May 30, several drones attack Moscow. Many are shot down by Russian air defenses, but images on social media also show explosions on the ground.
Russia is now increasingly exposed to attacks from the air, even deep inside the country.
Several of the drones that reach Moscow seem to have targeted a nicer area, where the elite have their big villas.
– It seems likely that it is not a coincidence that the drones end up right there, says Hugo von Essen, analyst at the Center for Eastern European Studies.
Is Ukraine behind the attacks in Moscow?
The drones against Moscow come at the same time as Russia carries out major airstrikes against Kiev.
Ukraine has refused to admit it is behind the attacks on Moscow, but says it is “watching with joy”. Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the other hand, has condemned what he calls terror.
Attacks have taken place in several places, such as in the city of Kursk. To succeed, those operating the drones must devise ways to evade early detection over Russian territory.
– Obviously, they have found a loophole here, says Michael Reberg, an expert on air defense systems.
Michael Reberg, lieutenant colonel and military teacher at the Defense Academy
Hugo von Essen, analyst at the Center for Eastern European Studies
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