Economic sanctions have been the biggest headache for Russia’s business elite since the start of the war in Ukraine, but a drone strike in the heart of Moscow’s financial district is forcing companies to think about their employees’ safety.
Nobody was hurt and there was only minor damage, but such attacks are uncomfortable for the authorities who have told the public that Russia is in full control of what they call its “special military operation” in Ukraine.
“Taking into account the situation, we ask you not to be in the office at night (from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.),” Yandex said in a message to employees. “The restriction applies to all Moscow offices. Take care!”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday Ukrainian attacks on Moscow and other Russian targets were “acts of desperation” and that Russia was taking all measures possible to protect against strikes.
Reuters spoke to several people, who asked not to be identified, in order to gauge the business community’s reaction to the incident, with some expressing fear and concern, while others remained unfazed.
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