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DW: largest drone attack in Russia, Crimea this night

Also, naval drones attacked the occupiers in Sevastopol. 

DW: largest drone attack in Russia, Crimea this night
Explosions in Pskov on 30 August 2023
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On the night of 30 August, the largest drone attack in the Russian Federation took place, DW reports.

The most powerful strike was on the military-civilian airport in Pskov. Four Il-76 aircraft were damaged there, with no casualties, Russian emergency services reported. In addition, one of the Telegram channels reported a fire on the territory of the 2nd GRU Special Forces Brigade in Promizki. It is about 800 km from the Ukrainian border to Pskov, and about 700 km in a straight line through Belarus.

Local authorities in Bryansk reported three downed drones in the city and region. At the same time, a fire broke out after the drone crash at the Bryansk plant "Kremniy EL", Russia's largest microelectronics manufacturer. And local authorities reported that an administrative building caught fire because of the drone crash. In the morning, the attack continued, with the governor of the region reporting another drone shot down over Bryansk.

Explosions were also reported in Tula and Ryazan. Sergei Sobyanin reported one downed drone heading toward Moscow, while the Russian Defence Ministry claimed that drones were shot down in the Orel and Kaluga regions.

In addition, drones attacked occupied Sevastopol; explosions were heard in the Sevastopol Bay area. The Russian-appointed "head" of the city, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said that the anti-submarine warfare forces "repel drone attacks from the sea." Later, he stated that the work of the ASW forces in the area was over. He did not provide any details of the attack.

Earlier, there were reports of explosions in the occupied Crimea in the area of the 126th "Guards" Brigade of the Black Sea Fleet. The explosions resulted in deaths and injuries, who were promptly brought to a hospital in Simferopol. 

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