For the second time in three days, a drone struck a high-rise building located in Moscow’s business district, which serves as the home to three Russian government ministries, Reuters reports. Russia claims this incident was an attempted Ukrainian “terrorist attack”. In response, a Ukrainian presidential adviser warned that Moscow should brace itself for more drone attacks and increased conflict.
The targeted building, known as the “IQ quarter”, accommodates the ministries of economic development, digital affairs, and industry and trade. Reuters obtained video footage showing a part of its glass facade severely damaged by the drone impact, high above the ground.
Darya Levchenko, an adviser to the economy minister, reported that experts are “currently assessing the extent of the damage and the condition of the infrastructure to ensure the safety of the people inside the building.”
Since early May, Moscow has faced repeated drone attacks, with the first incidents involving two drones fired at a building within the Kremlin complex, according to The New York Times.