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Explosions as Ukrainian drone spotted 140 miles into Russian territory


Russian regions close to the Ukrainian border reported a number of explosions overnight amid speculation that the war would spill over the border.

Russian air defenses reportedly repelled an attack on a military air base in the Voronezh region where two loud explosions were heard overnight in Shilovo district, according to aggregator OSINT.

Quoting the regional governor, OSINT said a small reconnaissance drone was shot down over the town some 140 miles from the Ukrainian border, although it said “no video of photographic evidence has not yet been provided”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 26, 2022. Reports of explosions in neighboring Russian regions on April 27, 2022 suggest that Putin’s war in Ukraine has spread to his country.
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Meanwhile, explosions were heard overnight in the Russian city of Kursk, with video posted on social media allegedly showing the blasts.

A local Telegram post said four Russian servicemen died in the Kursk blast, although this was unconfirmed and regional governor Roman Starovoyt said there were “no casualties”. “.

Starovoyt said on his Telegram channel that the blasts took place at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday and “details of the incident are being clarified.”

“According to preliminary data, the air defense system worked,” he wrote. “There are no casualties or destruction,” he said, adding that he would provide more details later.

An ammunition depot caught fire near the village of Staraya Nelidovka in the Belgorod region. Regional Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said on social media that there were several explosions but no civilian casualties were reported.

Belgorod, Voronezh and Kursk share borders with Ukraine and the blasts follow suspected Ukrainian attacks earlier this week on two major oil facilities in Bryansk.

This is a developing story.


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