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    Russia Says it Foiled Ukrainian Drone Attack on Moscow as Kyiv’s Counteroffensive Grinds on

    Russia Says it Foiled Ukrainian Drone Attack on Moscow as Kyiv’s Counteroffensive Grinds on

    Russian defenses on Tuesday foiled a Ukrainian drone attack on that prompted authorities to briefly close one of the 's international airports, officials said, as a Western analysis said that Russia has managed to slow Kyiv's recently launched counteroffensive.

    The drone attack, which follows previous similar raids on the Russian capital, was the first known assault on the city since an abortive mutiny launched 11 days ago by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin. His Wagner troops marched on Moscow in the biggest — though short-lived — challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin in more than two decades of his rule.

    Authorities in Ukraine, which generally avoids commenting on attacks on Russian soil, didn't say whether it launched the drone raid.

    The Russian Defense Ministry said that four of the five drones were downed by air defenses on the outskirts of Moscow and the fifth was jammed by electronic warfare means and forced down.

    There were no casualties or damage, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.

    As with previous drone attacks on Moscow, it was impossible to verify the Russian military's announcement that it downed all of them.

    The drone attack prompted authorities to temporarily restrict flights at Moscow's Vnukovo airport and divert flights to two other Moscow main airports. Vnukovo is about 15 kilometers (nine miles) of Moscow.

    In May, two daring drone attacks jolted the Russian…

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