NewsExplosion and drone strike hit Russian cities, arms industry impacted

Explosion and drone strike hit Russian cities, arms industry impacted

A drone was hit in a residential building in Petersburg (illustrative photo).
A drone was hit in a residential building in Petersburg (illustrative photo).
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9:56 AM EST, March 2, 2024

In Yekaterinburg, situated in the Asian part of the Russian Federation, there was an explosion at an electrical substation. This facility provided power to three businesses in the arms industry, according to information from the news outlet Novaya Gazeta.Europe.

Explosion in the night at Russia's edge

The explosion occurred overnight, between Friday and Saturday. So far, there has been no report of any casualties. According to the Telegram channels Shot and Mash, there were signs of explosives found at the site.

Drone incident in St. Petersburg

In a separate event, on Saturday morning, a residential block in St. Petersburg, located in the northwest of Russia, was damaged, as per Russian reports.

The news portal Novaya Gazeta.Europe mentioned that the cause was a drone striking the building. On the other hand, the Ukrainian Truth portal attributed the damage to Russian anti-aircraft defense efforts. The Mash channel reported that the drone, loaded with an explosive weighing approximately 7.7 pounds, was launched by the Ukrainian military.

Kyiv has yet to make a statement regarding this incident. The attack may have been aimed at a nearby fuel base, situated about 0.6 miles from the impacted building. Meduza, another news service, reported that following this incident, six people sought medical attention.

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