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Russia says drone attacks hit 6 regions

Update : 31 Aug 2023, 02:03

Ukrainian forces launched drone attacks on multiple Russian regions overnight, damaging military planes and disrupting air traffic, Russian officials said on Wednesday.

Drone attacks were reported in Pskov, Bryansk, Kaluga, Orlov and Ryazan regions as well as the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, Russian officials said.

In Pskov, near the border with Estonia and Latvia, four Il-76 military transport planes were damaged. Footage shared on social media showed a large fire and smoke rising above the city of Pskov.

Pskov Governor Mikhail Vedernikov said on Telegram that there were no injuries, but announced the suspension of all flights from the airport for damage assessment. "If everything is in order, the airport will resume normal operations on Thursday," he said.

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that a wave of Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian territory overnight "will not go unpunished."

There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian officials and Kyiv does not claim responsibility for specific drone strikes on Russian soil.

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