Moment key Russian train station hit by 'Ukrainian kamikaze drone'August 20, 2023
Moment key railway station in Russia is hit by ‘Ukrainian kamikaze drone strike’ – taking out line used to transport Putin’s weapons, troops and ammunition
- Five people were reportedly injured by falling glass following the drone attack
A major railway station in Russia was hit today by a suspected Ukrainian kamikaze drone strike.
There was a fire and damage to the roof and facade of the Kursk train station on a line used to transport weapons, troops and ammunition to Vladimir Putin’s illegal war against Ukraine.
Footage showed the moment of attack as drone attacks were also reported in Moscow and Rostov region.
It came the day after a Russian Tu-22M3 supersonic bomber was damaged with an attack in northern Russia.
Kursk is the capital of a region bordering Ukraine.
Footage showed the moment of attack as drone attacks were also reported in Moscow and Rostov region
Five people were reported injured by glass fragments, said regional governor Roman Starovoit
The Russians claimed the drone was disrupted by air defences and it was debris which fell on the roof of the railway station causing a fire
The Russians claimed the drone was disrupted by air defences and it was debris which fell on the roof of the railway station causing a fire.
Five people were reported injured by glass fragments, said regional governor Roman Starovoit.
In Rostov region, two drones hit a military base in Kamensk, said regional governor Vasily Golubev.
Another drone hit Novoshakhtinsk in the same region.
Ukraine has claimed it will be taking the war back ‘to the territory of Russia’
Ukraine is planning on targeting Russia’s ‘symbolic centres and military bases’ with attacks
The attack on Kursk’s train station came as several drone hit military targets in the Rostov region
The damage caused by the strikes was unclear.
In Moscow, aircraft-type kamikaze drones aimed at the capital were downed using electronic warfare equipment, said the Russian defence ministry.
Mayor Sergey Sobyanin said: ‘At night an attempt was made to fly a drone to Moscow from a southerly direction.
‘It was stopped by the air defence forces.’
The attacks come just weeks after Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky warned that ‘the war is returning to the territory of Russia.’
He said in late July during one of his nightly addresses to Ukraine’s citizens that the country’s military would be targeting Russia’s ‘symbolic centres and military bases.’
‘This is an inevitable, natural and absolutely fair process,’ he added.
A Ukrainian airforce spokesperson added at the time that Russians were already facing the backlash of the invasion.
‘All of the people who think the war ‘doesn’t concern them’ – it’s already touching them,’ Yurii Ihnat said in late July.
‘There’s already a certain mood in Russia: that something is flying in, and loudly. There’s no discussion of peace or calm in the Russian interior any more. They got what they wanted.’
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