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Russia claims to have intercepted drones over 4 of its regions

23 March, 2024 Saturday
12:47

On the night of March 23, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the downing of 12 drones in four regions of the Russian Federation

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This is stated in the morning report of the Russian Defense Ministry.

"Last night, the Kyiv regime's attempts to carry out terrorist attacks on targets in the Russian Federation using aircraft-type UAVs were prevented," they said.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, air defense forces allegedly intercepted and destroyed 12 Ukrainian drones over the territories of Bryansk (5 UAVs), Belgorod (5 UAVs), Voronezh (1 UAV), and Saratov (1 UAV) regions.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region, writes that unmanned aerial vehicles attacked two municipalities - the Starooskolsky district and the Chernyansky district. In the latter, one civilian was allegedly killed and two people were wounded.

Also, according to him, early in the morning, Belgorod was attacked, resulting in damage to private and apartment buildings, and there are victims. 

Earlier, Governor Alexander Bogomaz reported on two downed drones in the Bryansk region on Telegram.

"An airplane-type unmanned aerial vehicle was destroyed over the territory of Vygonichsky district by the air defense forces of the Russian Ministry of Defense," the statement says.

About half an hour later, the governor reported a second drone shot down, this time over the Pochepsky district. According to the head of the region, there were no casualties or damage.

  • On the night of March 23, residents of Novokuybyshevsk, Samara region, reported a fire near an oil refinery after a drone strike.

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