NewsUkrainian drones hit Russian energy facilities in nocturnal strike

Ukrainian drones hit Russian energy facilities in nocturnal strike

Sources in the Ukrainian services and military confirm that Kyiv conducted an attack on Russian territory using drones.
Sources in the Ukrainian services and military confirm that Kyiv conducted an attack on Russian territory using drones.
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10:26 AM EDT, April 20, 2024

Sources within Ukrainian services and the military have confirmed that Kyiv launched a drone attack on Russian territory, as reported by the Ukrainian Truth portal. The operation occurred overnight from Friday to Saturday and involved dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Ukrainska Pravda portal reports that "Ukrainian aircraft-type UAVs attacked the territory of Russia on the night of 19-20 April as part of a joint operation by Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU), the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine." Sources within both HUR and SBU verified this attack.

The drone strikes targeted various regions across Russia, including Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Tula, Smolensk, Ryazan, Kaluga, and the Moscow region, with a primary focus on crippling the energy infrastructure that fuels the Russian armaments industry.

Reports from Ukrainian Truth's sources indicate that the assault successfully struck at least three power stations and one fuel depot.

Russian authorities report damage

Earlier, the Russian side claimed to have downed or intercepted 50 Ukrainian drones. Officials in Russia have acknowledged damages to energy facilities in the Bryansk and Kaluga regions and a fire at a fuel storage site in the Smolensk region.

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