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Scared of Ukrainian UAV: Russia's Pacific Fleet trains to repel drone attacks

Scared of Ukrainian UAV: Russia's Pacific Fleet trains to repel drone attacks Russia's Pacific Fleet trains to repel drone attacks (
Author: Maria Kholina

The Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation conducted exercises to repel enemy drones. It is reported that units of electronic warfare and air defense were involved in the exercises, according to Kommersant.

During the exercises, the Russian troops supposedly were tasked with counteracting quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles of a simulated adversary.

"Servicemen practiced algorithms of actions to suppress attempts of 'enemy' UAVs to penetrate the closed territory of military units and military towns," the report said. It is specified that the training was conducted "in accordance with the plan for ensuring the security and defense of military facilities of the fleet."

Drone attacks in Russia

On the night of January 30, Russia claimed a massive drone attack, during which Russian air defense systems allegedly shot down 21 drones.

Before that, on January 21, an explosion occurred near the oil terminal in Ust-Luga, Leningrad region. Residents of the nearest cities reported the sounds of drones flying and a fire. About 150 people had to be evacuated from the enterprise. It later became known that this special operation was carried out by the Special Service of Ukraine.

On February 9, Russia announced that kamikaze drones attempted to attack at least four regions of the country, and that air defense forces allegedly shot down 19 UAVs.

Also, on the night of February 15, Russians social media began reporting a massive fire near Kursk. It was claimed that an oil depot reservoir was ablaze. At the same time, explosions were heard before the fire. Later, RBC-Ukraine's sources in the special services reported that an oil depot in the Kursk region was attacked, and it was an operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.