Russia blamed Ukraine for drone attacks on Moscow and called it an “act of terrorism.”
“This morning, the Kiev regime carried out an act of terrorism with unmanned aerial vehicles on objects in the city of Moscow,’’ the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
A total of eight drones were used, all of which had since been destroyed, the ministry said.
Three had been diverted from their original flight path and the remaining five had been shot down by Russian air defences, it added.
Moscow did not provide any evidence for the accusations against Kiev. There was initially no reaction from Ukraine.
Earlier, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reported that his city had been attacked by drones in the early hours of the morning.
Some residential buildings were slightly damaged and two people were slightly injured, he wrote.