The Russian capital, Moscow was hit by drones on Tuesday morning, it marked the first attack on the state’s residential areas since the incursion of Ukraine.
Several buildings in Moscow were damaged as a result of the incident, forcing residents to evacuate their homes.
The Russian Defence Ministry said three of them were suppressed by electronic warfare, lost control and deviated from their intended targets.
Another five drones were shot by the Pantsir-S surface-to-air missiles system in the Moscow region.
It comes weeks after an alleged drone attack on the Kremlin itself and following days of deadly Russian bombardment against civilians in Kyiv.
Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Mykhailo Podolyak said that his country has nothing directly to do with the drone attacks on Moscow.
Moscow Mayor, Sergei Sobyanin said that drone attacks had caused damage to several buildings in the area.
He added that for safety reasons some residents were evacuated from some parts of the two affected buildings while emergency services were working on the scene.
Governor of the Moscow region, Andrei Vorobyov, says in a message on Telegram that several drones were shot down on approach to Moscow.
Vorobyov said residents in the region could hear sounds of explosions Tuesday morning that he said were air defense systems working.
Russian authorities said an investigation had been launched into the drone attacks.
Writing by Miracle Vincent, Miriam Awua; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare