Posted 21 августа 2023,, 06:50

Published 21 августа 2023,, 06:50

Modified 21 августа 2023,, 11:10

Updated 21 августа 2023,, 11:10

The drone fell near the house of Margarita Simonyan in the Moscow region

The drone fell near the house of Margarita Simonyan in the Moscow region

21 августа 2023, 06:50
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shot down by air defense forces in the Istra district of the Moscow region fell near the house of TV presenter, editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan.

Simonyan wrote about this in her telegram channel, posting a photo.

She pointed out that one of the two drones shot down this morning with the help of air defense fell near her house — «on the street next to us.»

«Thanks to our air defense that without casualties and destruction,» she explained.

Earlier, the destruction of a drone in the Moscow region was reported by the Russian Defense Ministry.

«On August 21, at about 06:50 Moscow time, an attempt by the Kiev regime to commit a terrorist attack by an unmanned aerial vehicle of an airplane type was stopped. The Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was detected by the air defense forces on duty over the territory of the Moscow region and suppressed by means of electronic warfare.»

Due to the drone attack, Vnukovo Airport imposed restrictions on the reception and release of aircraft. Some flights were diverted to other airports. The day before, we recall, the military in the Moscow region found an unmanned aerial vehicle flying to the capital. They shot it down using air defense systems. At the same time, for security reasons, it was decided to temporarily close the capital's Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports.