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North Ossetia base for Russian fighter jets targeted by drones for the first time

North Ossetia base for Russian fighter jets targeted by drones for the first time
downed drone over Russia's Ossetia
The wreckage of the downed drones over Russia’s Ossetia on 8 June. Credit:
North Ossetia base for Russian fighter jets targeted by drones for the first time

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that a drone attack targeted North Ossetia on 8 June.

North Ossetia is a Russian republic hosting the Mozdok airfield, from where MiG-31K and Tu aircraft take off to strike Ukraine. It is located roughly 900 km from the combat zone in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

“One unmanned aerial vehicle was destroyed over the territory of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in the morning,” the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

The Russian Governor specified that “three unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down by air defense forces” in Mozdok.

The Russian government claimed that the drones reportedly arrived from the Ukrainian side, with the military airfield as their target.

According to the Russian Telegram channel Lentach, the head of the North Ossetia Republic said that the target was a military airfield. According to him, the drone attack caused minor damages and fires. No one was reportedly injured.

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