Moscow Drone Crash

 A drone has crashed in the Moscow region (Russia) in what was likely an attempt to target civilian infrastructure, It was said by regional governor.


Andrei Vorobyov was giving reports after the defence ministry reported downing Ukrains 2 drones in southern Russia.

But the Country of Ukraine does not claim responsibility for attacks inside Russia.

Russian energy giant Gazprom operates a facility near Gubastovo village, about 100 km (62 miles) from Moscow, where the drone crashed.

It was told by Gazprom to Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti that its operations in the Kolomna district had not been interrupted.

The target of this drone is in Kolomna "was probably a civilian infrastructure facility, which was not damaged", Mr Vorobyov posted on Telegram.

"There are no casualties or damage on the ground. The FSB (Russian security service) and other competent authorities are investigating," added by him.

Photos shared by Officials and Russian media show a damaged drone that was crashed in a snow-covered field in front of a forest of birch trees. The area around the whole Gazprom facility is heavily forested with trees.

The appearance of that crashed drone matches that of the UJ-22 Airborne, that is a product of Ukrainian manufacturer Ukrjet.

Ukrjet says the vehicle has a range of 800km - enough for it to reach the Kolomna area from Ukraine.

A reverse photo reveals no previous matches for the photo, suggesting it is recent.

Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Ukraine's minister of internal affairs, shared a drone photo on twiter.

"It is more than 500km far away from the border of Russia with Ukraine. Soon Putin might get very afraid to show himself in public as drones can reach far distances," he wrote alongside the image.

If the country of Ukraine was behind the Kolomna drone, it would be the closest attempted drone attack to the capital since the country of Russia invaded Ukraine more than a year ago.

It came as the Russian defence ministry reported its forces had downed 2 Dromes of Ukraine in southern Russia.

The ministry accused Kyiv of attempting to use drones "to attack civilian infrastructure in the Krasnodar region and the Adygea Republic", adding that they were "neutralised by electronic warfare units".

Moscow has accused Ukraine of being behind attacks on Russian military infrastructure during the war, but it hasn't confirmed by Kyiv has. 

A Ukrainian drone attack on an airbase for bombers in southern Russia in the month December left 3 people dead, said by Moscow. The Ukrainian military did not officially admit to the attack, but air force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said the explosions were the result of what Russia was doing on Ukrainian soil.

Just before weeks, The Country of Russia accused Ukraine of a sane kind of attack on the same airfield, which is considered as the home to bombers that have carried out missile attacks on Ukraine.

In the month of August, a series of blasts rocked a military base in Crimea, in what was seen as a significant expansion of the conflict by Ukraine into Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in the year of 2014. And Later the Ukrainian Airforces claimed responsibility for that attack.

It was told by President Vladimir Putin to the FSB on Tuesday Feb 28, 2023 to intensify its activity against what he said was increasing espionage and sabotage by Ukraine and the West.

He also strictly instructed the FSB to strengthen security in territories occupied by the country of Russia in eastern Ukraine. It was also added by him that units deployed at the border must stop sabotage groups and prevent the passage of illegal ammunition and weapons.

"We need to beef up our counterintelligence in general, because Western special services have traditionally been very active in relation to Russia," Said by him.

"And now they have put in additional personnel, technical and other resources against us. We need to respond accordingly."

Russia's defence ministry said its fighter jets were involved in a training exercise in the country's western airspace on Tuesday 28 feb, 2023, hours after airspace over St Petersburg was closed due to reports of an unidentified object.

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