Several UAVs were shot down near Kursk, the top regional official has said
Several Ukrainian drones have been shot down near the Russian city of Kursk, Roman Starovoyt, the regional governor, said in the early hours of Friday.
Starovoyt urged residents to stay calm, adding that the capital of the region that shares a border with Ukraine, was "under the firm protection of our military."
The governor's statement came shortly after Russian Telegram channels reported that explosions were heard across the city.
Channel Mash posted an unverified video appearing to show an air defense system firing a missile into the sky.
Russia's border regions have frequently come under artillery and rocket fire, as well as drones attacks, ever since Moscow launched its military operation in the neighboring state in February 2022.
Raids have also been launched deeper into Russian territory. On Tuesday, drones carrying explosives crashed into several high-rise residential buildings in Moscow. According to Russian officials, Kiev had conducted the attack in order to sow fear and confusion among the population.
On Thursday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Russian troops had repelled an armed incursion from Ukraine into the Belgorod Region.
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