Officials: Don’t bother the Russians
“This trend has the potential to lead the people of Moscow to the right conclusions – whether we believe Russian television and propaganda or not, whether we continue to support the criminal regime or not,” said Andriy Yusov, a representative of Ukrainian military intelligence.
At the same time, city officials don’t activate an anti-aircraft warning system or notify residents of all approaching drones — and not all of them appear to have been shot down. On Thursday evening, for example, there was a mysterious and very large explosion near Odintovo (southwest of the city). It is not known what caused the explosion, but locals said they saw something that looked like drones. The situation was similar in many places on the outskirts of Moscow.
The system of anti-aircraft sirens and SMS notifications of air threats is magically silent. The city government bought the sirens a few years before the war for an exacting $2 million. But now they don’t want to start them for political reasons. Precisely, as the representative of the Ukrainian military intelligence said, residents will not make “appropriate decisions”. It will be easy for them to do so, as attacks have intensified since May 3, when a Ukrainian drone struck the Kremlin.
Currently, the Ukrainians are trying to produce cheap strike drones with a range of up to 1,000 kilometers. In this way, they want to create a balance to the Iranian Shaheds used by the Russians – cheap, long-range and effective. Judging by the geography of recent Ukrainian offensives (including Moscow, Kursk, Krasnodar Krai), they may have succeeded.
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