Ukraine war: Drones Strike Russia’s Tatarstan Region

Source: Bloomberg

“Drones struck Russia’s Tatarstan region early Tuesday for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine, hitting targets nearly 1,500 kilometers (about 930 miles) from the border with Ukraine. The drones, which didn’t cause serious damage or disrupt business operations, hit targets in the cities of Yelabuga and Nizhnekamsk, the head of the region, Rustam Minnikhanov, said on his Telegram channel. Seven people were injured in the attack on Yelabuga, state-run Tass news service reported, citing regional authorities. In Nizhnekamsk, a refinery was targeted, but the attack was thwarted by defense systems, Tass reported, citing the city’s mayor. Ukrainian military intelligence targeted a drone assembly plant in Tatarstan, RBC Ukraine reported, citing a person in the special services. The plant manufactures Shahed drones, which are branded as Heran-2 in Russia, according to RBC.” (04/02/24)