NewsDrones strike fear in Crimea and cause chaos across Russian territories

Drones strike fear in Crimea and cause chaos across Russian territories

Restless night for Russians. Drone attacks from Crimea to Volgograd
Restless night for Russians. Drone attacks from Crimea to Volgograd
Images source: © Astra, Telegram
Violetta Baran

21 June 2024 08:24

The first drones appeared over occupied Crimea on Thursday after 7:00 PM Greenwich Time. Sirens wailed in Sevastopol, Saky, and Cape Tarkhankut. Then, things escalated to Russian territory.

Russians, as reported by the Crimean wind channel on Telegram, panicked during another attack on Crimea. Aircraft were scrambled from airports, and information about a probable attack on the Crimean Bridge began to circulate on the internet.

After the attack, Russian authorities announced that more than 20 Ukrainian drones were shot down. However, they warned that a missile attack might occur soon. The drones were said to serve only a reconnaissance function, to check the location of the Russian air defence.

There was no further attack on Crimea, but things heated up on Russian territory. During the night, explosions were heard in Krasnodar Krai, the Republic of Adygea, and even Volgograd.

A hot night in Russia

In Krasnodar Krai, explosions were reported by residents of Yeysk, Krasnodar, and areas around Severin.

In Yeysk, according to resident reports, a large fire broke out near a military base after one of the explosions.

In Krasnodar, a station and a boiler house were reported to have been hit. Several buses were damaged, and four people were reported injured.

Residents also reported that a drone hit a fuel base in Krasnodar.

Undoubtedly, as confirmed by the regional operational centre, one of the drones hit an oil refinery in the town of Ilsky in Krasnodar Krai. A fire broke out, but authorities claim it was quickly extinguished. Two people were reported injured.

Local authorities spoke of a "mass attack" by drones on Krasnodar Krai. Reports emerged that there could have been around 100 drones.

The Astra channel, citing residents, also reported a drone attack on Volgograd.

Officially, the Ria Novosti agency, citing operational command reports, announced that the mass drone attack was repelled by air defence forces.

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