Drone taken down in Moscow region, Russian missiles attack Ukraine, 171 houses flooded in Russia’s Far East

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Footage of the drone taken down in the Moscow region. Photo: Mash

Footage of the drone taken down in the Moscow region. Photo: Mash

It is day 551 of the war in Ukraine.

The Russian air defence has taken down a drone in the Moscow region. Two Moscow airports, Vnukovo and Domodedovo, suspended flights following the attack. Air traffic has since been resumed.

Air-raid sirens were heard over Ukraine overnight. Loval governors reported attacks on Kryvyi Rih, Zelensky’s hometown, and the Poltava region.

Flash floods in Russia’s Far East region damaged 171 houses in 26 settlements.

Novaya-Europe’s news round-up will brief you on the main developments overnight.

Drone taken down in the Moscow region

A drone was destroyed in the Moscow region overnight, Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin announced early in the morning.

The UAV was heading towards Moscow, the mayor said, adding that it was taken down by air-defence systems.

Eyewitnesses report hearing “loud noises” and seeing “a bright flash” at around 4:22 AM (UTC+3).

Moscow airports Vnukovo and Domodedovo suspended flights following the attack. Air traffic was later resumed.

The Russian Defence Ministry confirmed that a drone had been downed in the Moscow region at around 4:30 AM, adding that two more drones were destroyed in the Bryansk region.

Russian missiles hit Kryvyi Rih and Poltava region

Air-raid warnings were heard over Ukraine overnight, the Ukrainian Air Force reported, adding that the Russian army launched Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea.

Russian missiles struck Kryvyi Rih, damaging several buildings, Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipro region, confirmed. No one was injured in the attack.

There was also an attack on the Poltava region that killed two people and injured two more, the local governor reported. Emergency services are working on site.

The Ukrainian Air Force reports taking down four out of six missiles launched at Ukraine: two Kalibr missiles and two Kh-59s.

26 settlements flooded in Russia’s Far East

Twenty-six settlements remain flooded in Russia’s Far East, state news agency TASS reports citing local authorities.

A total of 171 houses have been damaged in the floods. Power outages have also been reported in the region.

On 25 August, the region declared a federal-level emergency due to the ongoing floods that affected up to 5,000 households.

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