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Ukraine drones headed for Moscow shot down, claims Russia

In the latest development in the ongoing war in Ukraine, Russia has claimed to have has shot down two combat drones which were allegedly headed for the capital, Moscow.

In a statement on social media, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said that the Russian military has shot down two combat drones headed for the country’s capital and added that no injuries have been reported.

“Two combat drones have attempted to fly to the city. Both were shot down by air defence systems, one in the Domodedovo area, and another one in the vicinity of Minskoye Highway. No injuries have been reported,” Sobyanin said on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

Later in the day, Russia’s Defence Ministry reported that Ukraine has made a failed attempt to attack targets in the Moscow region with armed UAVs. The ministry also informed that two combat drones have been shot down by Russian air defence systems.

“An attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack by unmanned aerial vehicles over the territory of the Moscow Region was thwarted during the night. Two drones were shot down by air defence systems,” the Russian defence ministry said in a statement.

“The attempted terrorist attack did not cause any casualties or damage,” the ministry added.

Russia and Ukraine have been at odds since 2014, but things really became heated in 2022 when Russia began a special military operation in Ukraine.

Earlier, according to CNN, Ukraine removed Soviet-era symbols from a hilltop monument in Kyiv and substituted a trident coat of arms for the hammer-and-sickle emblem.

On the shield of the Motherland Monument, which dominates the skyline of the capital, Kyiv last week replaced the Soviet hammer and sickle symbol with a trident, the Ukrainian coat of arms.

“We believe that this change will be the beginning of a new stage in the revival of our culture and identity, the final rejection of Soviet and Russian symbols and narratives,” the Ukrainian culture ministry said.

The week-long operation to dismantle the Soviet insignia was finished on August 6, according to the ministry.

Steel makes up the monument, a 102-meter-tall monolith that dominates its surrounds. The monument, which was erected in 1979, featured a woman holding a sword and a shield with the Soviet hammer and sickle.