Russian authorities had to put a stop to drone attacks during this summer’s FIFA World Cup, according to the head of the country’s federal security service.
Alexander Borntikov made the announcement at a conference of international security and law enforcement officials.
As part of his speech, he said: “Organs of the federal security service took all measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparations and staging of large-scale sporting and political events, first and foremost during the World Cup held in Russia.”
According to a report by the Telegraph, missile launchers and anti-drone jammers were deployed near stadiums during the tournament.
Reports of warships and aircraft being sent to the Sea of Azov near the host city of Rostov-on-Don have also been circulated.
The Telegraph went on to detail how Russia revealed almost no information about the security operation for the tournament and even ordered a media blackout on crime reports.
Terror attacks by drone have become increasingly in the public eye since the assassination attempt on the Venezuelan president earlier this year.
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