Sobyanin ordered the evacuation of residents from the two apartment blocks that were targeted, according to several messages posted on Telegram.
Emergency officials told RIA Novosti that two drones struck residential buildings. No information regarding casualties has been provided yet.
Sobyanin, citing data from the city medical services, stated that no residents of the buildings hit by the aircraft were seriously hurt. He added that two people requested medical assistance at the scene, but no one had to be taken to the hospital.
Moscow Region Governor Andrey Vorobyov wrote on Telegram that “several drones” were shot down by air defenses as they were flying towards the city.
The attack comes after two Ukrainian drones unsuccessfully attempted to strike the Kremlin earlier this month. Moscow accused Kiev of attempting to assassinate Putin and vowed retaliation.
Kiev denied responsibility, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky saying “we don’t attack Putin or Moscow.”
The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Tuesday morning’s drone attack on Moscow was orchestrated by Ukraine.
“The Kiev regime launched a terrorist attack with unmanned aerial vehicles on targets in the city of Moscow,” a statement from the ministry said.
The raid involved eight aircraft-type UAVs, all of which were hit; three drones that were suppressed by electronic warfare measures went out of control and deviated from their intended targets, the statement added.
The remaining five drones were shot down by Pantsir-S air defense systems operating outside Moscow, according to the MOD.
Ukraine has denied direct involvement with the drone attack on the Russian capital.
“Of course, we enjoy watching and predicting an increase in attacks. But of course, we have nothing to do directly with it,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told the Breakfast Show YouTube channel.
“What is growing in Russia is the karmic payment that Russia will gradually pay in aggravated form for everything it does in Ukraine,” he added.