Headline RoundupMay 30th, 2023

Drone Strikes Hit Moscow; Several Dead in Kyiv Strikes

AllSides Summary

Drone strikes hit Moscow on Monday night, reportedly wounding at least two and damaging buildings in the first attack on the Russian capital's wealthy residential areas since its invasion of Ukraine started.

The Details: Russia said it destroyed all eight drones that attacked Moscow, including some over Moscow's exclusive Rublyovka suburb, where many elites have residences, including President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, Russian strikes reportedly killed at least four and wounded several dozen in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv early Tuesday in the third barrage reported in the last 24 hours.

Key Quotes: Ukraine made no direct comment on the Moscow attacks. Russia's Defense Ministry said Ukraine "launched a terrorist attack with unmanned aerial vehicles on targets in the city of Moscow."

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the English-language media spectrum framed the news as a bad sign for the Kremlin, and said it raised questions about Russia's air defense systems. NBC News (Lean Left) called it "a dramatic display that the Kremlin's war was increasingly coming home." The Daily Mail (Right) said if Ukraine claimed responsibility, it "would be one of its deepest and most daring strikes into Russia" since the war started. Russian state-funded media highlighted Russia's "terrorist attack" remark and focused more on how all the drones were reportedly neutralized by Russian defenses.

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