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The Russian and Ukrainian capitals have been struck by drone assaults, which have been largely intercepted by anti-aircraft defenses and didn’t lead to casualties, authorities mentioned on Sunday. 

“An attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack using a drone against facilities of the Russian Federation was thwarted,” Russia’s Defense Ministry mentioned in an announcement. 

According to the Russian ministry, the drone in query “was destroyed by the air defense equipment… over the territory of the Bogorodsky urban district, in the Moscow region.”

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned afterward Telegram that the foiled assault “did not cause any damage or casualties.”

Ukrainian drone assaults on Moscow have been notably frequent within the spring, forward of the launch of its counteroffensive in June, however they’ve been uncommon in latest weeks. 

Kyiv was additionally focused for a second night time by a barrage of Iranian-made Shahed drones filled with explosives that have been launched by Russian forces, native authorities mentioned, reporting “an intensification” of assaults on the Ukrainian capital. 

“For the second consecutive day, the enemy attacked the capital with drones,” mentioned Sergiy Popko, head of the town’s army administration, on Telegram.

The Russian drones “were launched in several groups and attacked Kyiv by waves from different directions,” he mentioned. 

In whole, “15 of 20 enemy drones were destroyed,” the Ukrainian common workers mentioned in a separate assertion.