According to the regional governor, a drone that crashed in the Moscow area was probably trying to hit infrastructure that serves the public.
After the defence ministry stated that two Ukrainian drones had been shot down in southern Russia, Andrei Vorobyov spoke.
Attacks inside of Russia are not attributed to Ukraine.
Around 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Moscow, in the vicinity of the village of Gubastovo, the Russian energy giant Gazprom runs a complex.
According to Gazprom, its activities in the Kolomna region have not been disrupted, according to the Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
According to a Telegram post by Mr. Vorobyov, the drone’s objective in Kolomna “was likely a civilian infrastructure site, which was not destroyed.”
“On the ground, there are no casualties or damage. Investigators from the FSB (Russian security service) and other relevant agencies are looking into “Added he.
Pictures from Russian media and government sources depict a damaged drone in a snow-covered area in front of a birch tree woodland. There are dense forests everywhere around the Gazprom plant.
The drone’s look is identical to that of the UJ-22 Airborne, made by Ukrainian company Ukrjet.
According to Ukrjet, the vehicle’s range is 800 km, which would allow it to go from Ukraine to the Kolomna region.
Reversing the image yields no previous matches, indicating that it was recently taken.
The drone was featured in a tweet by Anton Gerashchenko, the minister of internal affairs of Ukraine’s advisor.
“The distance to the Ukrainian border with Russia is more than 500 km. Putin may soon become quite frightened to appear in public due to drones’ great range “He annotated the picture.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine more than a year ago, if Ukraine was behind the Kolomna drone, it would be the closest drone strike attempt to the capital.
A pair of Ukrainian drones were shot down in southern Russia, according to the Russian defense ministry.
According to the ministry, Kiev attempted to utilize drones “to strike civilian infrastructure in the Krasnodar region and the Adygea Republic,” but these attempts were “neutralized by electronic warfare units.”
Although Kiev has not verified this, Moscow has claimed that Ukraine was responsible for strikes on Russian military facilities during the conflict.
Three people were killed in a December drone strike by the Ukrainians on a bomber facility in southern Russia, according to Moscow. The explosions were caused by what Russia was doing on Ukrainian soil, according to air force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat, even though the Ukrainian military did not formally acknowledge the strike.
Only a few weeks earlier, Russia charged Ukraine of carrying out a similar assault on the same airfield, which is home to bombers that have launched missile assaults against Ukraine.
A military installation in Crimea was rocked by several explosions in August, which was perceived as a significant escalation of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia into the region, which Moscow annexed in 2014. Afterwards, Ukraine took ownership of that assault.
On Tuesday, President Vladimir Putin ordered the FSB to step up its efforts to counter what he claimed was an increase in espionage and sabotage by Ukraine and the West.
Putin gave the FSB the order to increase security in the eastern Ukraine regions where Russia has occupation rights. Units stationed at the border, according to him, must thwart sabotage organizations and block the flow of illicit arms and ammunition.
Western special services have historically been highly active in relation to Russia, therefore we need to strengthen our counterintelligence generally, he said.
“They have since increased their use of troops, technology, and other resources against us. We must react appropriately.”
When the airspace over St. Petersburg was blocked owing to reports of an unidentified object, the Russian defense ministry reported on Tuesday that its fighter jets were engaged in a training exercise in the nation’s western airspace.