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Drones attacked 3 regions of Russia, causing fires and power outage

Drones attacked 3 regions of Russia, causing fires and power outage Drones attacked three regions of Russia (photo: Getty Images)

In Russia, three regions were attacked by drones last night, March 12. It is reported that loud explosions were heard in Kursk, Orel, and several populated areas in the Belgorod region, according to TASS and the governor of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, Vyacheslav Gladkov.

In the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation, seven populated areas were left without electricity due to an attack by an unknown type of drone. It is reported that the drone allegedly dropped four explosive devices. There were no casualties as a result of the explosions, but there was damage to the power line. The following seven populated areas are without electricity: Yasnye Zori village, Cheremoshnoe village, Ustynka village, Lozovoe village, Rovenki village, Petrovka village, and Solovevka village.

Loud explosions were also heard in Kursk, and in Orel, a fire broke out at one of the industrial facilities after the explosions. Local publics report that the fire occurred at a local oil depot.

Explosions in Russia

In recent months, the number of explosions in various regions of the Russian Federation has increased, often caused by drone strikes.

For instance, yesterday, March 11, Russia reported a drone attack on an arsenal of ammunition in the Volgograd region. It is located on the territory of one of the military units of the occupiers. It is noted that this is not the first such attack. On November 24, 2023, a drone already fell on the territory of the same military unit. Then, allegedly, there were no casualties or destruction. Additionally, on November 16, the same military unit was also attacked by a drone, resulting in a fire at a warehouse with small arms ammunition.

Furthermore, on the night of March 10, a powerful fire broke out on a gas pipeline in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug of the Tyumen region in Russia. Footage published online showed that the fire was quite intense.

More details about the drone attack on Russian territory from March 8 to 9 are in the article by RBC-Ukraine.