- Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow early on Sunday but there were no casualties
- The facades of two office buildings in the Moscow City were slightly damaged
- Two drones were involved in the attack and subsequently shot down by Moscow
Three drones struck an elite office building and residential skyscraper in Moscow early Sunday morning in what Russia’s Defence Ministry has branded an ‘attempted terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime’.
Dmitry Medvedev, a former Russian president and Putin ally, has warned there is ‘simply no other way out’ and said that Kyiv should ‘pray to our warriors’ that they do not ‘allow the global nuclear fire to flare up’.
Moscow said it had brought down three Ukrainian drones early on Sunday that had been trying to attack the capital. It also claimed its forces had thwarted a Ukrainian attempt to attack Russia-annexed Crimea with 25 drones overnight.
Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, has been targeted by Kyiv throughout Moscow’s Ukraine offensive but has come under more intense, increased attacks in recent weeks. Kyiv has repeatedly said it plans to take Crimea back.
The suspected Ukrainian attack inflicted the kind of terror on Moscow that Vladimir Putin’s armed forces have imposed on Kyiv and other Ukrainians cities during the war.
Medvedev on Sunday – Russia’s Navy Day – slammed the Ukrainian offensive, warning: ‘Our Armed Forces, repelling the counteroffensive of the collective enemy, protect the citizens of Russia and our land.
‘This is obvious to all decent people. But beyond that, they prevent world conflict.
‘After all, if we imagine that the offensive of the [Ukrainians] with the support of NATO was successful, and they seized part of our land, then we would have to, by virtue of the rules of the decree of the President of Russia dated 06/02/2020, go for the use of nuclear weapons.
‘There is simply no other way out.
‘Therefore, our enemies must pray to our warriors. They do not allow the global nuclear fire to flare up.’
He also mentioned the Kremlin’s new Armageddon high speed underwater kamikaze nuclear drone, Poseidon, which still in development. Putin supporters say the weapon could sink Britain under a giant tsunami.
‘Poseidon unmanned aerial vehicle joins the congratulations [for Navy Day] and recommends that the enemies of our country pray for the health of all Russian sailors,’ Medvedev said.