An area around one of Russia’s largest military hubs was rocked by explosions before dawn yesterday.
But, according to local officials, air defenses had shot down two drones.
A blast was heard in the city of Rostov-on-Don. The city is home to Russia’s southern military headquarters as well as a command centre for its forces in Ukraine.
The regional governor of Rostov, Vasily Golubev, said after air defenses downed the drones, falling debris damaged cars and buildings, injuring one person.
“One drone fell in the city centre,” he said on social media, “and another was shot down outside the city in the western part of the region.”
Reports say Ukraine, as a matter of official policy, does not comment on whether it has had a hand in in strikes in Russia.
But officials in Kyiv have become increasingly vocal in defending such strikes as warranted. In recent days, the airports around Moscow suspended flights nearly every morning because of drone activity.
For the fourth time in five days, Russia attacked Izmail, a port city on the Danube River, yesterday, according to Oleg Kiper, the head of the region’s military administration. Two people were injured, the local prosecutor’s office said