Drone Attack Closes Moscow Airport

Flights at Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport were stopped for a time on Monday July 3, during a drone attack. Vnukovo is one of three major airports in Moscow. Officials in the city said the drones belonged to Ukraine.

According to the Defense Ministry in Moscow in a statement on Telegram, “Air defenses destroyed four drones and another was brought down using electronic countermeasures.” There were no deaths related to these attacks and countermeasures, however a fire broke out in a maintenance building on site from the debris.

Vnukovo Airport resumed work at 8 a.m. after having been shut down since around 5 a.m. Fourteen flights were diverted to other airports during that time, a post on Telegram from the mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin, said .