Overnight, Russia faced a series of drone strikes in multiple regions, causing chaos and disruption. According to independent Agentstvo News, one strike in the Krasnodar region was less than 100 feet from a Russian Defense Ministry barracks, while another one in the Tuapse region sparked a fire at a nearby Rosneft oil depot. In St. Petersburg, the Pulkovo Airport was shut down after the sighting of an “unidentified flying object”, with fighter jets deployed to take it down. This was followed by reports of drones in Bryansk, Belgorod, Adygea and the Moscow region.
The Russian Defense Ministry later claimed that the whole incident was a training exercise and the airspace was reopened. There were no reports of injuries, however the pro-war Russian military bloggers were not pleased. One post shared by the Wagner-connected Grey Zone said the attack should be seen as “preparation for a spring offensive”, while another said it was an attempt to “spread mass panic among Russians”.
The recent string of drone attacks in Russia is a cause for concern, as it has caused disruption in multiple regions and heightened tensions in the country. It is yet to be seen how the Russian authorities will respond to these attacks, and how it will affect the security situation in the country. For now, it is important for the authorities to investigate the situation and ensure the safety and security of the people.