An attack by a Ukrainian drone on the city of Kursk in western Russia has targeted a train station, injuring five people, according to the regional governor. The Russian army claims to have thwarted a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow and its region, the second in two days. Follow the latest developments in Ukraine hour by hour.
The Russian army claims to have thwarted a Ukrainian drone attack on Moscow and its region, the second in two days, at a time when such assaults on Russian soil are increasing due to the counter-offensive by Kiev forces.
“At around 4 am (1 am GMT), an attempt by the Kiev regime to carry out a drone terrorist attack on infrastructure in Moscow and the Moscow region was thwarted,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement. “There were no casualties or damage,” they added.
4:33 am: Drone attack on the Russian city of Kursk, five injured
A Ukrainian drone attack on the city of Kursk in western Russia targeted a train station, injuring five people, according to the regional governor.
“A Ukrainian drone attack in Kursk”, said Roman Starovoyt on Telegram, “according to preliminary information, it crashed on the roof of the train station building, causing a fire on the roof.” “Five people were slightly injured by shards of glass,” he added, explaining that rescue teams were on site.
Kursk is only about 90 kilometers from the border between Russia and Ukraine.
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The Russian army claims to have thwarted Ukrainian drone attacks.