Ukraine fires drone at airfield in Russia’s North Ossetia region

  • 9 June, 11:00

Ukraine has for the first time fired drones at an airfield in Russia’s North Ossetia region, causing minor damage, local authorities reported. Three drones were shot down by Russian Air Forces during the attack.

"The attack was foiled by the Russian Defense Ministry's air defense forces. Minor damage and fires were recorded. No one was injured," North Ossetia governor Sergei Menyailo said. The governor noted that all services were put on high alert and all mass events have been cancelled in Mozdoksky district for the safety of citizens.

The drones were aimed at a military airfield near the town of Mozdok, over 700 kilometers from the frontline.

Video footage circulated on social media showed drones flying overhead, while pictures showed what appeared to be drone fragments scattered on the ground. There was no immediate response from official Kyiv over the attack, however the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper quoted Ukrainian military intelligence as saying they were behind the attack.

Ukraine has been targeting Russia’s energy and military facilities deep into Russian territory in the past months, with some attacks launched hundreds of kilometers from the frontline.

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