An overnight drone attack targeted the Pskov airport in northwestern Russia, Moscow announced on Wednesday. At the same time, Moscow claimed to have destroyed four Ukrainian military ships carrying members of Kiev’s special forces.
During the night, the Russian air defense worked to repel “enemy drone attacks (coming) from the sea” in the Bay of Sevastopol, the Russian Navy’s headquarters in Crimea established in the Black Sea, informed Russian governor Mikhail Razvozhaev.
He explained that the situation was “under control.” “The anti-sabotage forces have completed their work in the maritime zone. At the moment, there is no precise information regarding the number and type of targets destroyed,” Mikhaïl Razvojaïev stated on Telegram.
Russia will not open an investigation following international rules on the Prigozhin plane crash. Russia has informed the Brazilian Center for Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents (Cenipa) that it will not open an investigation following international rules regarding the plane crash that caused the death of Evgueni Prigozhin, as reported by the organization to Reuters.
Cenipa stated that it would participate in an investigation conducted by Russia if invited and if it respects international rules.
The Russian aviation authority was not obligated to respond positively to Cenipa’s request, but some former investigators believed it should, as the United States and other Western governments suspect the Kremlin’s involvement in the accident. The Kremlin denies any responsibility.
Moscow claims to have destroyed four Ukrainian military ships in the Black Sea The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed early Wednesday to have destroyed four Ukrainian military ships carrying up to 50 members of the special forces. On Wednesday at 12:00 am local time (9:00 pm GMT on Tuesday), “an aircraft from the naval aviation forces of the Black Sea Fleet destroyed four fast military ships (carrying) Ukrainian special operations landing groups (totaling) up to 50 people,” stated the ministry on Telegram.
Drone attack on Pskov airport in northwestern Russia. An overnight drone attack targeted the Pskov airport in northwestern Russia, announced regional governor Mikhail Vedernikov.
“The Ministry of Defense is repelling a drone attack at Pskov airport,” he wrote on Telegram, accompanying his message with a video showing a large fire, explosions, and sirens wailing.
“According to preliminary information, there are no casualties. The extent of the destruction is being specified,” he added, noting that he has been personally present at the scene since the beginning of the incident.
According to the official news agency TASS, citing emergency services, four heavy cargo planes Il-76 were damaged. The airspace above Vnukovo International Airport, in southwest Moscow, was also closed to traffic, claimed TASS, citing “aviation services.”
The farewell ceremony for the Wagner Group leader Evgueni Prigozhin, who was killed in a plane crash, was held privately on Tuesday.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, received by his French counterpart Catherine Colonna, asserted that Ukraine does not see a decline in Western support during the 29th edition of the annual conference of French ambassadors.