One hurt in Moscow drone strike as Zelenskyy warns war is returning to Russia

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had an ominous warning that war is returning to Russia, after a drone attack on Moscow overnight - Callum Watkinson reports

Authorities in Moscow said three Ukrainian drones attacked the city on Sunday morning, injuring one person, as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned war is returning to Russia.

It would be the fourth such attempt at a strike on the capital region this month and the third this week, fuelling concerns about Moscow’s vulnerability to attacks as Russia's war in Ukraine drags into its 18th month.

It came as Vladimir Putin said Russia does not reject the notion of peace talks on Ukraine - but that there could be no ceasefire while the Ukrainian army was on the offensive.

Meanwhile, former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reiterated claims his country would have no choice but to use nuclear weapons should Ukraine's counter-offensive be successful.

Debris was scattered on the ground following the attack. Credit: AP

The Russian Defence Ministry referred to the drone incident as an “attempted terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime" and said three drones targeted the city.

One was shot down in the surrounding Moscow region by air defense systems and two others were jammed. Those two crashed into the Moscow City business district in the capital.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said the attack “insignificantly damaged” the outsides of two buildings in the Moscow City district.

A security guard was injured, Russia's state news agency Tass reported, citing emergency officials.

No flights went into or out of the Vnukovo airport on the southern outskirts of the city for about an hour, according to Tass, and the air space over Moscow and the outlying regions was temporarily closed for any aircraft.

Those restrictions have since been lifted.

Ukraine hasn't commented on the attack. Credit: AP

Moscow authorities have also closed a street for traffic near the site of the crash in the Moscow City area.

There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian officials, who rarely, if ever, take responsibility for attacks on Russian soil.

Russia's Defence Ministry reported shooting down a Ukrainian drone outside Moscow on Friday.

Two more drones struck the Russian capital on Monday, one of them falling in the centre of the city, near the Defence Ministry’s headquarters along the Moscow River about two miles from the Kremlin.

The other drone hit an office building in southern Moscow, gutting several upper floors.

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