- The Russian government said Thursday it shot down two Ukrainian drones near the city of Rostov-on-Don, injuring one person.
Regional Gov. Vasily Golubev said the drones were intercepted around 3 a.m. and that a civilian was injured by falling debris.
"According to verified information, air defense systems shot down two unmanned aerial vehicles. One fell down in Rostov's western suburb, the other one -- in the city center: As a result, several passenger cars were damaged, one person was hurt. He refused hospitalization," Golubev wrote on Telegram.
Rostov-on-Don was taken over by Wagner Group mercenaries in June during a failed mutiny against the Russian Ministry of Defense.
There has been a dramatic increase in drone attacks on targets in Russia, with Ukrainian officials saying they have been able to launch attacks from within the territory of the Russian Federation.
On Aug. 30, several Russian military transport planes were destroyed or damaged in a drone attack on a military airbase in Pskov.
Ukrainian Military Intelligence head Kyrylo Budanov told The War Zone "we are working from the territory of Russia."
Military intelligence spokesman Andrii Yusov said four IL-76 military transport aircraft were destroyed, while two others were damaged in the attack.
On Wednesday, a Russian strike on a market in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kostiantynivka killed 16 people and injured at least 31.
Ukrainian officials said they have opened an investigation into the attack.
Russian strikes kill four, injure dozens in Ukraine
Kyiv, Ukraine (AFP) Sept 8, 2023 -
Ukraine on Friday said four people were killed and dozens injured as Russia launched a new wave of air strikes in the centre and east of the country.
"A Russian aerial bomb killed three civilians in Odradokamyanka -- two women and a man. Four local residents were injured," Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said, calling the strike in the southern region of Kherson a "war crime".
Odradokamyanka is about 60 kilometres (about 40 miles) upstream of Kherson city and lies on the west bank of the Dnipro river.
In the central city of Kryvyi Rig, President Volodymyr Zelensky's hometown, a missile attack on a police building killed a policeman, Klymenko had said earlier.
"Rescuers of the State Emergency Service pulled out three more from under the rubble. They are in serious condition," he said.
Photos he shared from the scene showed smoke spewing from the ruins of the building as rescue workers carried an injured person to an ambulance.
Over 40 people were injured in the city, local officials said.
At least three people were injured after Russia also struck the city of Sumy in northeast Ukraine, officials said, while one man was injured by a rocket attack on Zaporizhzhia in the southeast.
"Over the past 24 hours, 93 enemy attacks on 29 towns and villages of the Zaporizhzhia region have been recorded," said Yuriy Malashko, head of the local administration.