Russian air defense systems destroyed 7 drones launched by Ukraine in the southwestern region of the city of Belgorod, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
The Russian Defense Ministry statement came after the region's governor announced that there had been a drone strike on the town of Gubkin. But the ministry said in a statement on the Telegram application, “None of the drones reached their target.”
The governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said via Telegram that there were no casualties as a result of the attack on Gubkin, but he indicated that 4 houses were damaged due to drone debris.
Belgorod and other areas bordering Ukraine have come under repeated attacks by Ukrainian forces as part of a two-year-long war that began with Russia's war on Ukraine.
dismissal of army commander
Yesterday, Monday, there was speculation that hugely popular Ukrainian army commander Valery Zalogny could soon be fired by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Zelensky confirmed on Sunday evening that he was considering firing the chief army officer, and said in press statements that “a reset, a fresh start is definitely necessary.”
He said personnel changes could extend beyond Zalogny, involving “many prominent figures in the country, and not just in one area like the military.”
It is noteworthy that Zalogny (50 years old) had become the Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Army a few months before the war.
In another context, the Russian Federal Security Service said in a statement yesterday, Monday – that the security services arrested a group of people, including Russian citizens, who were planning to blow up the car of a member of the security service. Based on the instructions of the Ukrainian Security Service, the city of Simferopol.
The Russian security service said that in addition to communications equipment and other equipment, a remote-controlled explosive device made from a German-made anti-tank shell was seized.
The Russia Today website quoted the security service as saying that members of the group admitted that they were planning an attack against an official in the Crimean peninsula on the orders of the Ukrainian intelligence service.