Russia’s investigative committee reportedly believes the Ukrainian government sought to sow panic in Moscow Employees of the Russian Investigative Committee are seen outside an apartment block following a reported drone attack in Moscow, Russia. © Sputnik / Aleksey Nikolskyi

Russian authorities are treating Tuesday’s drone attack on Moscow as a war crime, Kommersant has claimed. Working on the case within the country’s investigative committee is a unit specializing in war crimes, genocide and rehabilitation of Nazism, the newspaper reported.

In its article on Tuesday, Kommersant wrote that a criminal probe had been launched into what is being classified as a terrorist attack by the Ukrainian government. The presumed motive was to sp

Three of those UAVs were suppressed by electronic warfare measures and diverted from their intended route, while the other five were downed by Pantsir-S air defense systems, officials have revealed.

Several residential buildings sustained superficial damage and two people suffered minor injuries as a result of the raid.

The ministry characterized the incident as a “terrorist attack” at the hands of the “Kiev regime.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin echoed that assessment, adding that the Ukrainian government’s main goal was to “intimidate” Russian citizens.

He also revealed that the Russian military had targeted the headquarters of the Ukrainian military’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) in Kiev several days prior. According to Putin, the Ukrainian authorities might have staged the drone raid to avenge that particular strike. (RT)