Putin orders tighter defenses after drone strikes on Moscow

A roof of a residential building that was damaged during a Russian drone attack on May 28, 2023, in Kyiv, Ukraine. According to Ukrainian Air Forces, it had intercepted 52 out of 54 Iranian-made drones Shahed-136 launched by Russia targeting Ukraine. Over 40 drones were shot down over the capital Kyiv, with at least one person killed, and another injured. It was Russia’s biggest air attack on Kyiv since the beginning of the war. (Roman Pilipey/Getty Images/TNS)

President Vladimir Putin demanded that Russia strengthen air defenses around Moscow after the biggest drone attack on the capital since he ordered the invasion of Ukraine, as his Foreign Ministry threatened “the harshest” retaliation against Kyiv.