Ukrainian kamikaze drones destroyed Moscow’s multiple shopping centers

What Russian state media describes as “Ukrainian drones” have hit a series of Moscow targets, damaging buildings and suspending flights at one of the city’s airports.

Moscow accused Kyiv of firing missiles at southern Russia and wounding 20 people.

On Friday, Russia said it shot down two Ukrainian missiles over its southern Rostov region bordering Ukraine, with at least a dozen people wounded by debris falling on the city of Taganrog.

The ministry said the first S-200 missile was aimed at “residential infrastructure” of Taganrog, a city of approximately 250,000 people.

Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Ukrainian drone was destroyed in the air over the Odintsovo district and two others crashed in Moscow in the attack early on Sunday.

Rubble litters this Moscow street after one of the drone strikes. Photo: AAP

One person was injured as a result of a blast in a building, TASS said, citing emergency services. Vnukovo Airport was closed for arrivals and departures.

Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said earlier the facades of two office buildings had been slightly damaged but there were no casualties, TASS reported.

Ukraine’s government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Russia said on Monday it would retaliate harshly against Ukraine after two drones damaged buildings in Moscow, with one strike close to the building where the military holds briefings on what Russia calls its “special military operation” in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov said at the time there would be more drone strikes.

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