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Explosion in St. Petersburg: Drone wrecks house

Explosion in St. Petersburg: Drone wrecks house Photo: in St. Petersburg, debris from a drone damaged a house (photo from open sources)

A powerful explosion rang out in St. Petersburg. As a result of the fall of the debris of the drone, a multi-story residential building was damaged, according to Russian media.

It is noted that as a result of the explosion, a house at Piskarevsky Avenue, 161, was damaged.

According to local residents, early in the morning, they saw a bright flash in the sky and heard a loud explosion. Prior to this, they had heard the sound of an engine in the sky.

Residents of Piskarevsky Avenue reported that debris, presumably from a UAV, fell near one of the buildings. Preliminarily, windows were shattered in one of the apartments.

Currently, there is no information about any casualties.

Media outlets indicate that the target of the attack could have been the thermal power plant or the Ruchii oil depot, located a kilometer away from the damaged building.

Strikes on targets in Russia

During the night of February 24, air defense forces were activated in the Kursk and Tula regions of Russia due to an alleged drone attack. Two UAVs were reported shot down.

Additionally, in the Russian city of Lipetsk, a series of explosions occurred, followed by a fire at a local metallurgical plant. The facility was targeted by drones.

During the night of February 25, Russians claimed drone attacks over the Belgorod region and the Black Sea.

Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Maliuk, stated that a series of attacks on oil refineries has significantly reduced the export of Russian petroleum products in recent months. He referred to Russian oil refineries as legitimate targets for Ukraine.