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UAVs attacked a number of Russian regions at night: energy infrastructure and oil refinery damaged

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UAVs attacked a number of Russian regions at night: energy infrastructure and oil refinery damaged

On the night of Friday to Saturday, April 20, a number of Russian regions were attacked by drones that targeted energy infrastructure facilities. Explosions were heard, and local authorities reported destruction and deaths.

The situation was tense in Kaluga, Kursk, Bryansk, Belgorod, Lipetsk, Tula, and Smolensk regions, and the Russian Defense Ministry reported the "downing" of 50 drones. OBOZ.UA collected information about the explosions in the aggressor country.

Belgorod region

An explosion occurred in the city of Stary Oskol, Belgorod region. It was followed by a fire at a substation.

Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov also reported that a private residence in the village of Istobnoe, Gubkinsky urban district, was damaged.

According to him, a private house caught fire in the village of Poroz, Graivoronsk city district, killing two people: a woman and a man. "According to preliminary data, as a result of several explosive device discharges, a private house and a barn completely burned down, and another house was heavily damaged," Gladkov wrote.

UAVs attacked a number of Russian regions at night: energy infrastructure and oil refinery damaged

Bryansk region

The governor of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz, announced the destruction of six UAVs over the region. According to him, when the downed UAV fell, an energy infrastructure facility caught fire.

It was a substation in Vygonychi.

Kaluga region

In the Maloyaroslavets district of the Kaluga region, a UAV damaged energy infrastructure near a power substation.

"There were no casualties. Operational services are on site and repairing the damage," Governor Vladislav Shapsha said.

Smolensk region

The Governor of the Smolensk region Vasily Anokhin reported that a UAV attack on a fuel and energy facility took place in the Kardymovsky district. The drones were allegedly shot down, but the falling debris caused a container with fuel and lubricants to catch fire.

Kursk region

The governor of the Kursk region, Roman Starovoit, announced that five drones had been shot down over the region.

Lipetsk region

Governor Igor Artamonov reported the threat of a UAV attack in the Lipetsk region. Two hours later, he called off the attack and wrote the following, "I thank the military for the lightning-fast response to the threat. It was their planes you heard in the sky."

Tula region

Russian air defense allegedly shot down a UAV over the Tula region. No damage or casualties were reported, the Ministry of Regional Security said.

UAVs attacked a number of Russian regions at night: energy infrastructure and oil refinery damaged

Russian Defense Ministry's version

On the morning of April 20, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the "cessation of the Kyiv regime's attempts to carry out a series of terrorist attacks using UAVs." The ministry, headed by Sergei Shoiga, claims to have shot down 50 drones, a little more than half of them over the Belgorod region.

"Fifty Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed and intercepted by air defense systems on duty, including twenty-six over the territory of the Belgorod region; ten over the territory of the Bryansk region; eight over the territory of the Kursk region; two over the Tula region and one over the territories of the Smolensk, Ryazan, Kaluga and Moscow regions," the report says.

UAVs attacked a number of Russian regions at night: energy infrastructure and oil refinery damaged

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