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​Methodical Strikes and Intriguing Tactics: Kamikaze Drones Attack Moscow Again

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The drone crashed into the unfinished Moscow Towers skyscraper / open source
The drone crashed into the unfinished Moscow Towers skyscraper / open source

The drone crashed into the unfinished Moscow Towers skyscraper

During the night of August 23, kamikaze drones attacked Moscow, one of which successfully struck a building in the business center of the russian capital – Moscow-City. Due to the systematic nature of these strikes, which no longer come as a surprise, this strikes are as methodical as those that were carried out during the liberation of Kherson, targeting enemy positions in Chornobaivka.

Video of this incident is already available online. However, it’s important to note that the drone crashed into the unfinished Moscow Towers skyscraper (some sources incorrectly mention One Tower, the construction of which is in the excavation stage).

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The russian government has officially acknowledged the attack, indicating that a total of three drones were involved. Among them, two drones were intercepted while approaching Moscow in the Mozhaysk and Khimki districts. The third drone, which managed to reach its target and strike the skyscraper, was reportedly “neutralized using electronic warfare means”.

However, the information regarding the districts where the other two drones were “intercepted” is quite intriguing due to their geographical locations. While the Mozhaysk district is situated in the southwestern part of Moscow, the Khimki district is located in the northwestern part.

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The Khimki district / screenshot from GoogleMaps

The drone’s crash is confirmed by videos showing its wreckage and reports from local residents indicating that it fell not just within the general vicinity of Khimki, but right in the populated area of the Starbeevo microdistrict. Interestingly, the drone was downed in the traditional russian fashion – falling onto an unspecified building.

This suggests that Ukrainian drones might be executing fairly intricate routes for their attacks in order to circumvent the enemy’s air defense positions and strike from various directions.

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