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Oil depot on fire after drone attack on airfield in Russia’s Kursk: VIDEOS

Photo: fire erupts at oil depot near Kursk airfield
Oil depot on fire after drone attack on airfield in Russia’s Kursk: VIDEOS

An oil depot near the airfield of the Russian city Kursk came on fire after a drone attack, governor Roman Starovoit reported at 5:21 AM.

The fire was being put out as of publication time and the Moscow railroads were sending three firefighting trains, each with 240 tons of water and over 5 tons of foam for fire suppression, the city adminiatration reported.

This happens one day after explosions rocked Russian airfields hosting strategic aviation bases, Dyagilevo and Engels, and near Ryazan and in Saratov Oblast respectively, damading at least two Tu-95 bombers. In Saratov Oblast, a drone was reported to fall on bombers. These airfields are used by Russia in its missile strikes on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure.

Russia accused Ukraine of targeting its airfields with unnamed “jet unmanned aerial vehicles of Soviet production.” Ukraine has neither confirmed or refused this.

According to an unnamed Ukrainian official speaking to the NYT, the drones were launched from Ukrainian territory, and at least one of the strikes was made with the help of special forces close to the base who helped guide the drones to the target.

Explosions reported in airfields of strategic aviation bases of Russia

One day before the airfield attacks, Ukraine’s state weapins concern Ukroboronprom announced that the 1000-km suicide drone it has been developing has passed a number of tests.

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