An airport in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov was attacked by a drone, according to local officials. The attack took place during the early hours of Wednesday (30) local time – Tuesday night (29) in Brazil.
“The Ministry of Defense is repelling a drone attack on Pskov airport,” wrote regional governor Mikhail Vedernikov on social media. He also shared a video showing a large fire, as well as the sounds of explosions and sirens in the background.
There was no immediate reaction from the ministry. According to the official Tass news agency, four planes were damaged.
Vedernikov said he was at the scene of the attack. “According to preliminary information, there are no victims,” he added.
Pskov is about 800 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. The region borders Latvia and Estonia, two former Soviet republics that are now part of the European Union.
The Pskov region was already a target of drone strikes in May.
In addition, according to air traffic control services, the airspace around Vnukovo Airport in the Moscow region has also been closed.
In recent weeks, Moscow and other regions of Russia have been the target of drone attacks from Ukraine.
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