Ukrainian drone strikes target Russian airports for the second time this week

A soldier watches the runway as a Tu-95 bomber takes off for night patrol from Engels-2 Air Base on August 7, 2008 in Engels, Russia.
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  • Four Russian airports suspended operations Monday after Ukrainian drones were shot down over the region.
  • Ukrainian drones have caused disturbances in the airport area in recent weeks.
  • Airports in the region were also closed on Friday because another drone was found in Russian airspace.

Ukrainian drones on Monday wreaked havoc at Moscow’s airports for the second time in a week, grounding flights and delaying operations for hours as Russia’s missile defense system went into effect.

And the Russian state information agency reported, today, Monday, TASS Flights announced at midday at Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnukovo and Zhukovsky airports were postponed as well as more than 50 flights diverted earlier in the day.

Tass reported that the Russian Defense Ministry said two drone attacks were repelled in the area — one of which landed in the Ruza district after it was suppressed with electronic warfare equipment; The other was shot down over the Istra region.

On Monday, a strike was dropped near the home of one of Russia’s most prominent propagandists – Margarita Simonyan, head of the Russian state television network RT, The telegraph mentioned. Simonyan said the debris fell hundreds of meters from her home.

Insider reported that a similar incident occurred on Friday when a Ukrainian drone was intercepted in the area, causing the closure of the four major domestic and international airports.

Friday’s incident was the third time a drone strike has targeted or destroyed the Moscow region, where civilian airports are based. CNN mentioned.

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As part of its summer counteroffensive backed primarily by Western allies, including the United States, the Ukrainian military has turned more and more to drone strikes within Russia’s borders, including important Russian targets around the Black Sea.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian drone boats badly damaged the Russian warship Olengorsky Gournyak. A day later, naval drones hit a critical link in the supply chain used to transport fuel and military equipment between Russia and Syria.

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