All Drones Involved in Monday's Attack on Moscow Neutralized, Necessary Measures Taken: Kremlin

© Sputnik . Natalia SeliverstovaThe Grand Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin.
The Grand Kremlin Palace and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 24.07.2023
Earlier in the day, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said that at about 4:00 drone strikes on two non-residential buildings had been recorded in the Russian capital, adding that there was no serious damage or casualties. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, two Ukrainian drones had been suppressed by means of electronic warfare and crashed.
All drones involved in an attempted attack on Moscow have been neutralized and necessary measures are being taken on this matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.
"It is the issue that concerns our relevant ministry - the [Russian] Defense Ministry. You know, that those drones that were used today have been neutralized, measures are being taken in this regard," Peskov told reporters, answering the question whether any measures had been taken to improve air defense in Moscow following drone attacks on the Russian capital in May.
As regards Russia's response to the attack, the official added that the special military operation in Ukraine would continue, with Moscow seeking to reach all its goals.
According to Peskov, Ukraine's attempts to attack Russian regions with drones have become more frequent, with those responsible for security of the regions being on alert.
"Everyone responsible for security of our regions, they are all on alert and already taking measures. You see that the intensity of attempts to attack our regions using drones has increased over past days. That is why, measures are being taken, and a very intense round-the-clock work is being carried out on a daily basis," Peskov said.
Apart from that, the Kremlin spokesman stated that Russia offers deep condolences to family and friends of Rostislav Zhuravlev, a Sputnik war correspondent who died during evacuation from injuries in the special military operation zone on Saturday.
"We all offer deep condolences to Zhuravlev's family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to others who were injured as a result of this attack," Peskov told reporters.
Non-residential building damaged in Ukrainian drone attack in Moscow, July 24, 2023 - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 24.07.2023
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The Kremlin also offers condolences to Sputnik and all reporters, the spokesman added.

"This is a deliberate attack on journalists, and, of course, the responsibility for this lies with the Kiev regime," Peskov said.

Peskov also stated that the Russian forces never target churches and social infrastructure in Ukraine, and reports that claim otherwise are false.
On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry dismissed Kiev's claims that a Russian missile strike hit the Transfiguration Cathedral in the port city of Odesa in southern Ukraine, noting that all intended targets were located at a safe distance from the Orthodox cathedral. The damage to the cathedral was most likely caused by a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile, according to the ministry.
"We have repeatedly said and can repeat this. We, our armed forces never strike at social infrastructure facilities, let alone temples, churches and other similar facilities. Therefore, we do not accept such accusations, this is an absolute lie. There we are talking about anti-missiles, in fact, which were fired [by Ukraine] and which themselves destroyed this temple," Peskov told reporters.
In addition, Peskov stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue negotiations with his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on Monday.
On Sunday, the two presidents held a meeting in order to discuss a variety of issues, including security, as well as development of a special military operation in Ukraine.
"The president continues to communicate with his Belarusian counterpart, they remain in the north-west of the country. We expect additional footage of their communication today," Peskov told reporters.