Smoke RISES in Russia after Ukraine attack

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On Saturday, Ukraine launched an overnight drone strike that has set a Russian munitions depot ablaze near the border region of Voronezh.

A state of emergency was introduced in parts of Voronezh, Russia after the attack sparked a warehouse fire, local authorities said.

Regional governor Alexander Gusev said Sunday that ‘several drones were detected and destroyed’ by Moscow‘s air defence systems. He added that local residents were bring ‘evacuated’.

RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR UPDATES

Russia and Ukraine have used drones, including large explosive devices with a range of hundreds of kilometres, extensively since Russia launched its military operation in February 2022.

Ukraine has stepped up its attacks on Russian territory this year, targeting both energy sites it says supply the Russian army and towns and villages just across the border.

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IMPACT OF THE ATTACK

‘Several drones were detected and destroyed overnight by air defence systems above the Voronezh region,’ regional governor Alexander Gusev wrote on the Telegram messaging on Sunday.

‘Their falling debris set off a fire in a depot’ in the Podgorenski district where ‘explosives began to detonate.’

Rescue teams were at the scene and Gusev said that some residents in the Podgorensky district of the region were being evacuated.

He added: ‘There were no casualties.’

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