Connect with us


Drone attack on Russian city near long-range strategic bomber base



Russian air defences shot down drones in the south-western Russian region of Saratov in the early hours of Wednesday over the city of Engels, according to regional authorities.

Gov. Roman Busargin said on Telegram that, according to initial findings, there were no casualties or damage from falling debris in the city.

The attack occurred at Engels, a city of 200,000 more than 500 kilometres from the border with Ukraine.

Russia had already shot down drones several times in the Saratov region, where the Engels-2 military airfield is located.

Russia had stationed strategic bombers here for missile attacks on Ukraine.

It was not initially possible to independently verify whether all of the drones were actually repelled on approach.

The Russian side, had been waging a war against the neighbouring country for more than two years now, often only reports supposed successes of its own air defence in the face of Ukrainian drone attacks.

In its defence against the Russian invasion, Ukraine also repeatedly attacks Russian territory both in border regions and in the hinterland.

Cecilia Odey

NEWSVERGE, published by The Verge Communications is an online community of international news portal and social advocates dedicated to bringing you commentaries, features, news reports from a Nigerian-African perspective. A unique organization, founded in the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, comprising of ordinary people with an overriding commitment to seeking the truth and publishing it without fear or favour. The Verge Communications is fully registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a corporate organization.



Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750
Shell Digital Plan RESPONSIVE600x750