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Drones heavily attack Rostov region, causing fires at power substations

Drones heavily attack Rostov region, causing fires at power substations Rostov region under attack by strike drones (photo: Getty Images)

Drones are being extensively targeted in the Rostov region, Russia. Fires have erupted at sites of drone landings and debris falls, reports Vasily Golubev, Rostov region governor.

He noted that the drone attack in the region began around 2:00 AM. Air defense forces have destroyed and neutralized dozens of targets using electronic warfare (EW) assets across various areas of the region.

"As a result of the aerial attack in the Rodionova-Nesvetaysky district, two transformers at a power substation caught fire. A fire brigade was dispatched to the scene. In Rostov-on-Don, where remnants of drones fell, a fire broke out in dry vegetation, which was promptly extinguished," Golubev stated.

He added that air defense forces continue to repel drone attacks.

Meanwhile, local social media channels have shared videos from eyewitnesses showing the fire at the substation in the Rodionovo-Nesvetaysky district.

Tonight drones also targeted Belgorod and the Shebekino district. Parts of Shebekino are experiencing power outages.

On July 7, an ammunition depot in the Voronezh region was struck by drone attacks.

On the night of July 6, drones attacked an oil depot near the Pavlovskaya station in Krasnodar Krai. In Yeysk city, debris from drones damaged a cellular communication tower.