Drone Attack Strikes Moscow, Kyiv Bombardments Continue
A rare drone attack struck Moscow, Russia, on May 30, damaging residential buildings and forcing evacuations from the capital city.
The Russian Defense Ministry said five drones were shot down in Moscow. The systems of three others were jammed, causing them to veer off course. Russian media with links to the nation’s security services said more than 30 drones took part in the attack. Russia has labeled the incident a “terrorist attack” by the “Kyiv regime.”
Ukraine denied involvement and made no further comment on the attack, which would be one of the deepest and most daring strikes into Russia since the start of the Ukraine War more than 15 months ago.
Ukrainian military analysts, while unable to confirm that Ukraine launched the drones, said the attack most likely involved UJ-22 drones, which have a maximum range of about 620 miles and are produced in Ukraine.
Senior Russian lawmaker Andrei Kartapolov said the purpose of the attacks was to unnerve the Russian people. “It’s an intimidation act aimed at the civilian population. It’s designed to create a wave of panic,” he said. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the Associated Press that the attacks on Russia only reinforce the need to prosecute the war.
Kyiv bombardments: The drone attacks came right after Russia conducted its third bombardment in 24 hours on Kyiv. Ukraine’s capital has been subjected to continued drone attacks since May 27. At least one person was killed and four people wounded in the recent attacks, according to Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
Escalation: While there was limited damage and no serious injuries, the drone attacks on Moscow mark a potentially serious escalation in the war, as Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons if its territory is attacked. Putin said he would “respond immediately” to any attacks and would use “all means at our disposal” to defend Russia. Russia’s aggression in the war will likely intensify as Putin remains fiercely determined to conquer Ukraine.
Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has explained why it is so important to watch escalations in the Ukraine War.
The Russia-Ukraine War is giving the world a vivid picture of the scale of evil [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is willing to commit. … But now in Ukraine, for the first time, he is encountering real resistance, and he is showing himself willing to keep escalating the brutality to achieve his goals.
From what I see in prophecy, we should expect Russia most likely to win the war and for Putin to remain its leader.
—Gerald Flurry, “The Ukraine War Will Not Start World War III!”