The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that a Ukrainian drone attacked a military airfield in the Novgorod region of northwestern Russia on August 19th at 10 a.m. local time. According to the ministry, the attack resulted in a fire at the airfield and one aircraft being damaged, but no casualties were reported. Ukraine has not yet responded to Russia’s statement.
In recent weeks, a series of explosions have occurred in Russia, its occupied territories, and the Black Sea. On August 17th, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that a Ukrainian naval drone attempted to attack Russian ships in the Black Sea. However, two Russian patrol ships reportedly destroyed the drone before it could reach its destination.
Earlier, on August 13th, the governor of Russia’s Kursk region, Roman Starovoyt, asserted that “shells coming from Ukraine” had struck a house in the village of Volfino, injuring three individuals. Additionally, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, stated that Russian air defense had intercepted two drones in the region on the same day.
The escalation of these incidents raises concerns about the ongoing tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Further details and developments regarding these events have not been reported.
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