Moscow undergoes large-scale drone attack
On May 29 Ukraine’s air defense shot down 11 ballistic and cruise missiles launched by Russia at Kyiv Oblast.
Russia launched yet another drone attack against Kyiv overnight on May 30, its third air raid in 24 hours, targeting Ukraine for the 17th time this month, the Kyiv City Military Administration said at around 5 a.m. local time.
Kyiv’s mayor Vitali Klitschko has confirmed that 20 residents were evacuated from a damaged building, and that one person died, four were injured. He cautioned residents against ignoring air alarms, urging residents to stay indoors, saying
“do not go out to the balconies and streets to observe how the air defence works. Last night, a woman died in a house in Holosiivskyi district, who went out on the balcony to see how drones were shot down.”
Suspilne, Ukraine’s state broadcaster, reports that in the last 24 hours, the Russian army shelled eight cities and towns of the Donetsk region. It states that a total of 26 civilian objects were damaged, ten people were injured, and two people died.
Ukraine strikes Russian positions in occupied Berdiansk. Ukraine launched an attack on Russian positions in Russian-occupied Berdiansk in the southeastern Zaporizhzhia Oblast.
Ukrainian responded to Russian attacks by shelling Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, according to the region’s Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.
“Yesterday, Russian border guards celebrated their professional holiday. The fighters of the Russian Volunteer Corps congratulated them by successfully crossing the ‘holey’ state border once again,”
one of the Russian militia groups fighting on Ukraine’s side said on May 29.
Moscow has been targeted with a large-scale drone attack, with more than 30 drones participating in the attack, for the first time in its 15-month-old war in Ukraine, marking a new inflection point in a conflict that the Kremlin said would never threaten the lives of ordinary Russians.
Three of the drones hit residential buildings in the south-west of the city but no explosions were reported. Two people were injured in the attack, said Sergei Sobyanin, the Moscow mayor, and the buildings sustained minor damage. Video showed broken windows and a blackened facade at one address hit by a drone early on Tuesday morning.
Russia blamed Kyiv for the attack. Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak denied Ukraine was involved, but said he predicted
“an increase in the number of attacks”
We can safely expect that it is possible that opposition could come from Russia itself and attacks will be carried out on Russian territory. Whether or not Ukraine is behind it or wants to help Putin’s opponents, it will not change the fact that the war is now starting to spread to both states.
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