An airfield in the Russian city of Kursk has been targeted in a drone attack, according to the governor of the southwestern Russian border region.
“As a result of a drone attack, an oil storage tank caught fire in the area of the Kursk airfield. The fire is being localized. All emergency agencies are on site,” Kursk Region Governor Roman Starovoyt said in a Telegram post on Tuesday morning (7:20am local time in Russia).
There were no casualties, according to preliminary information shared by the governor.
The strike comes just one day after two Russian airbases in Ryazan and Saratov Regions far from the border were targeted with similar weapons.
On Monday, a number of “Soviet-made” jet drones flying at low altitude targeted long-range strategic aviation assets at the Dyagilevo airfield in Ryazan Region and Engels airfield in Saratov Region, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Russian military said the unmanned vehicles were detected and shot down by air defenses, but noted that debris impacted the airfields, “slightly” damaging two aircraft. Three service members were “fatally injured,” while four more were taken to military hospitals for treatment.
In response to Monday attacks, dozens of missiles were launched by Russian forces towards Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Force said that more than 60 Russian missiles were intercepted. Yet some reached their targets and the shelling cut water and electricity access in Kryvyi Rih and in the southern city of Odesa.
Source: Russian media