Three persons have died in a drone attack by the Ukrainian military on a bomber facility in southern Russia. The drone was shot down by air defenses close to the Engels base, but the falling debris killed three technical workers, according to the defense ministry.
Russia accused Ukraine of carrying out a similar strike on the airbase earlier this month, where aircraft that have launched missile attacks against Ukraine are stationed. The base is 650 kilometers (km) northeast of the Ukrainian border. Although the air force spokesman, Yuriy Ihnat, claimed the explosions resulted from what Russia was doing on Ukrainian soil, the Ukrainian military did not formally acknowledge the latest strike.