Russia's counter-drone measures have successfully thwarted a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack near a military base outside of Moscow Wednesday, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
"There was an attack, the counter-drone means coped with their task. Now the relevant authorities are investigating [the incident]," Peskov told journalists.
The Russian Ministry of Defense disclosed in a statement that it had foiled “an attempted terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime on targets in the Moscow region with three aircraft-type UAVs.”
“All the UAVs were suppressed by electronic warfare, as a result of which they lost control and crashed,” the statement posted on Telegram said.
According to the Russian defense ministry, there were no casualties or damage resulting from the attack.
Some background: Ukraine rarely comments on attacks on Russian soil, which have ramped up in recent months as the war increasingly comes home to the Russian people.
Last month, Russia blamed Ukraine for launching a drone attack on Moscow which reportedly left two people injured and several buildings damaged.
In early May, two UAVs were destroyed over the Kremlin in what Moscow claimed was an attempt to target Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kyiv forcefully denied the allegation.
Sources told CNN earlier this month that Kyiv has cultivated a network of agents and sympathizers inside Russia working to carry out acts of sabotage against Russian targets and has provided them with drones to stage attacks.