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Strike on Borisoglebsk aviation center and Russia's aim to imitate attack on Zaporizhzhia NPP - Tuesday brief

Strike on Borisoglebsk aviation center and Russia's aim to imitate attack on Zaporizhzhia NPP - Tuesday brief RBC-Ukraine collage

Yesterday, April 9, a pilot training center was hit in the Voronezh region of Russia. Meanwhile, Russia decided to imitate a drone attack on Zaporizhzhia NPP to blame Ukraine.

RBC-Ukraine collected the main news for April 9.

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Russia's Borisoglebsk aviation training center attacked by Ukraine's intelligence

Ukraine's Defense Intelligence carried out the attack on the Borisoglebsk aviation training center in Russia's Voronezh region on the night of April 9, according to RBC-Ukraine sources within the military.

The center is the second school for Russian pilots, founded in 1922. Open sources say they train the flight personnel of Russian frontline bombers and assault aviation. In 2012, an educational air base was also opened in Borisoglebsk.

Russia simulated drone attack on Zaporizhzhia NPP and attempts to blame Ukraine - Intelligence

Russian occupiers decided to simulate an attack on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant using drones. They attempted to blame Ukrainian defenders.

According to Andrii Yusov, a representative of Defense Intelligence, there is currently a new wave of provocations from Russia at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. There is nothing new about this. The purpose of such provocations is to blame Ukraine.

Yusov reminded that it was the Russians who occupied the Zaporizhzhia NPP and deployed troops and equipment there, replacing the territory of the station, and regularly carrying out launches of attack drones there.

Russia losing its best missiles in launches - UK intelligence

Russia lost its best missile during the launch. The malfunction could have been caused by production problems as a result of sanctions.

According to the UK Ministry of Defense, photos from open sources dated March 31 show fragments of a missile that fell in a field in the Saratov region in southern Russia. Initially, it was thought to be parts of a Ukrainian drone, but a more thorough examination revealed that the fragments are most likely pieces of the Russian air-launched cruise missile AS-23a KODIAK (NATO name for Kh-101 and Kh-102 missiles).

US transferred seized arms and ammo to Ukraine from shipment bound for Yemen

The United States has transferred 5,000 rifles and over 500,000 rounds of ammunition to Ukraine, which were seized during transportation to Yemen

According to CENTCOM, the US government acquired ownership rights to these ammunition on December 1, 2023, as a result of a civil forfeiture lawsuit by the Department of Justice against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

"These munitions were originally seized by US Central Command and partner naval forces from four separate transiting stateless vessels between 22 May 2021 to 15 Feb 2023. The munitions were being transferred from the IRGC to the Houthis in Yemen in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216," the statement said.