First airline suspends flights to Moscow after mysterious drone attacks
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Turkmenistan Airlines on Tuesday announced it would suspend flights from Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, to Moscow and back.

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In a statement, the airline company explained the decision by “the air situation in the Moscow air zone, as well as based on a risk assessment to ensure flight safety”.

Turkmenistan Airlines will therefore operate flights to Kazan, the chief city of the Republic of Tatarstan, a Russian region, which is almost 830 kilometres away from Moscow.

Over the past three days, drones have attacked the Russian capital twice, once leading to Vnukovo Airport being temporarily closed.

Ukraine has not officially confirmed its involvement in the attacks, although sources confirmed to Ukrainian military intelligence was behind a similar incident last month.