Kyiv, Ukraine. On Monday, the Russian army stated they shot down a Ukrainian drone that was approaching an air base deep in Russia. That is the second time the airbase has been focused this month, elevating questions concerning the effectiveness of the Russian air protection system if the drones can fly that far. to nation.
The Russian Protection Ministry stated the incident passed off early on Monday morning and three servicemen died underneath the rubble of the Engels airbase, house to nuclear-capable Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers that had been concerned within the strikes in opposition to Ukraine. .
Engels is positioned within the Saratov area of Russia on the Volga River, greater than 370 miles east of the Ukrainian border.
No injury was completed to the Russian plane, the ministry stated.
That is the second time Engels has been focused by Ukrainian drones; On December 5, unprecedented drone strikes on Engels and the Diaghilevo base within the Ryazan area in western Russia left a complete of three servicemen lifeless and 4 others injured. The strikes on air bases had been adopted by a large retaliatory rocket assault on Ukraine, which hit homes and buildings and killed civilians.
In Ukraine, the evening from Sunday to Monday turned out to be unusually quiet. For the primary time in weeks, Russian troops haven’t shelled the Dnepropetrovsk area, which borders the partially occupied southern areas of Kherson and Zaporozhye, its governor Valentin Reznichenko stated on Telegram.
“That is the third quiet evening in 5.5 months because the Russians started shelling” areas across the metropolis of Nikopol, Reznichenko wrote. Nikopol is positioned throughout the Dnieper River from the Zaporozhye nuclear energy plant, which is underneath the management of Russian troops.
In keeping with the governor of the Kherson area of Ukraine, Yaroslav Yanushevich, over the previous 24 hours, the Ukrainian-controlled areas of the neighboring Kherson area have been shelled 33 instances. There have been no casualties.
On Saturday, a lethal assault on town of Kherson, recaptured by Kyiv forces final month, killed and wounded dozens of individuals.