Zelensky says war is "returning" to Russia after Moscow drone attack
What they're saying: "Today is the 522nd day of the so-called 'special military operation,' which the Russian leadership expected to last for a week or two," Zelensky said in a televised address, according to a transcript.
- "Ukraine is getting stronger," he added. "Gradually, the war is returning to the territory of Russia — to its symbolic centers and military bases, and this is an inevitable, natural and absolutely fair process."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Ukraine's Air Force said the drones were intended to impact Russians who felt Putin's invasion was distant, per the Kyiv Times.
- "There's always something flying in Russia, as well as in Moscow," Yurii Ihnat added. "Now the war is affecting those who were not concerned."
Zoom in: Russian officials said there were no injuries in the early Sunday attacks, but two drones caused minor damage to office buildings. They said a third was shot down in the air.
- Ukrainian officials have not claimed responsibility for the strikes.
Zoom out: Ukrainian officials said after the Kremlin accused Kyiv of launching drone strikes in Moscow and Crimea last week that they planned to use more drones as part of a major counteroffensive designed to oust Russian troops from their territory.