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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Foreign Ministry statement in connection with Ukraine's attempted terrorist attacks in the Moscow Region

30 May 2023 15:48
1046-30-05-2023

The Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the Ukraine forces' attempted terrorist attacks that took place in the early morning of May 30 in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

According to the Defence Ministry, the attacks were carried out with the use of eight fixed-wing UAVs. All of them were downed by the Russian air defence and electronic warfare systems. Five drones were shot down by Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile systems, and three other drones were suppressed by electronic warfare means, after which they lost control and went astray. Unfortunately, the drones that lost control fell on high-rise residential blocks of flats near the Moskovsky State Farm, Leninsky Prospekt and Profsoyuznaya Street. According to the responders, no serious injuries have been reported.

The Investigative Committee opened a criminal case in this regard. We are confident that every person involved in it will be found and suffer severe punishment.

These attacks were plotted and carried out by the neo-Nazi Kiev regime, for which acts of terror have become an evil routine practice. Its representatives have long and openly called for "retaliation strikes" against Moscow. While making no sense from a military point of view, these attacks appear to be directed exclusively against civilians in order to sow panic among them.

Western support for the Kiev regime is emboldening the Ukrainian leadership towards committing increasingly reckless criminal acts, including acts of terrorism, violations of international humanitarian law and war crimes.

Assurances by NATO officials to the effect that the Kiev regime will not strike deep into Russian territory have turned out to be completely disingenuous.

The Russian side reserves the right to take tough measures in response to the terrorist attacks by the Kiev regime.



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