Drone crash near Moscow was failed attack, governor says

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A drone has crashed in the Moscow region in what was likely an attempt to target civilian infrastructure, the regional governor said. Andrei Vorobyov was speaking after the defence ministry reported downing two Ukrainian drones in southern Russia. Ukraine does not claim responsibility for attacks inside Russia. Russian energy giant Gazprom operates a facility near the village of Gubastovo, about 100 km (62 miles) from Moscow, where the drone crashed. Gazprom told Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti that its operations in the Kolomna district had not been interrupted. The target of the drone in Kolomna “was probably a civilian infrastructure facility, which was not damaged”, Mr Vorobyov posted on Telegram. “There are no casualties or damage on the ground. The FSB (Russian security service) and other competent authorities are investigating,” he added. Images shared by Russian media and officials show a damaged drone in a snow-covered field in front of a forest of birch trees. The area around the Gazprom facility is heavily forested.(BBC)…[+]