Russian authorities say a Ukrainian drone caused an explosion that injured three people in a town far from the Ukraine border.
Drone blast in Russian town injures three people
Russian authorities said a Ukrainian drone caused an explosion that injured three people in a town far from the two countries’ border.
The explosion occurred on Sunday afternoon in the town of Kireyevsk, in the Tula region about 300 kilometres from the border with Ukraine and 175 kilometres south of Moscow.
The Russian state-run news agency Tass reported authorities identified the drone as a Ukrainian Tu-141. The Tu-141 went into service in the Soviet army in the 1970s. It reportedly was retired from service in 1989, then reintroduced in Ukraine in 2014. It has a range of about 1,000 kilometres.
Russia’s state news agency RIA-Novosti cited local authorities as saying the explosion, which damaged some residential buildings, was caused by a drone but did not immediately give further details.