Russia says downed seven drones near Moscow

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Russia on Thursday said it had downed seven drones over the Kaluga region, less than 200 kilometres (124 miles) southwest of Moscow, amid a surge in drone attacks targeting the capital.

The defence ministry said it had foiled “a terrorist attack with drones” in the region.

Regional governor Vyacheslav Shapsha confirmed on the Telegram messaging app that seven drones had been shot down.

There were no casualties, he added.

As Moscow’s offensive in Ukraine stretches into its second year, drones attacks on Russian cities and towns have multiplied.

On Tuesday, Russia said it had partially repelled a drone attack in Moscow but that one of them hit a building in the city, which witnessed a similar strike over the weekend.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Sunday that “war” was coming to Russia, with the country’s “symbolic centres and military bases” becoming targets.

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