Drone Strikes Moscow. Again.

Posted: Jul 30, 2023   6:48:29 PM   |   Last updated: Jul 30, 2023   6:48:29 PM
by Pascal-Denis Lussier

That the more radical elements have been eager to get their hands on long-range weapons has been made clear through the damage that they've inflicted on Belgorod, on the Russian side, since the early months of the SMO. 

Then, in May, two drones had reached the Kremlin; these, managing to impact the roof, doing very little damage, but they'd provided what became some of the most watched footage of drones, and the act had scored an important point for Ukraine under the rubric "psychological warfare". 

In the early morning of last Monday, 24-Jul-2023, Moscow stopped a two-drone attack although one struck a skyscraper in Moscow that's said to house government offices, shattering glass on two floors , Russian officials reported. 

The drone had been brought down close to the headquarters of the defence ministry. The wreckage of a second drone was found on Komsomolsky Prospect, a main traffic vein in central Moscow. In all, the attack had lightly damaged the fronts in two non-residential buildings, resulting in no casualties.

This morning, Sunday, a three-drone attack was again attempted by Kyiv—the second in a week—this one also resulting in only minor damage to the facade of two office buildings in the Moskva-Citi business district, according to Moscow Mayor, Sergey Sobyanin.

For now, at least, the drones aren't capable of inflicting considerable damage, but when will that change, and it's a good thing Kyiv doesn't have NATO's nuclear missiles planted on the border Ukraine shares with Russia?