| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Russian military repelling drone attack in Pskov, four planes damaged, officials say

The Russian military is resisting a drone attack at an airport in the western Russian city of Pskov, where four transport planes were damaged, officials reported early Wednesday.

“The Ministry of Defence is repelling a drone attack on Pskov airport,” Pskov Governor Mikhail Vedernikov said on Telegram.

According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties, he stated.

According to emergency services, four Il-76 cargo planes, long the backbone of the Russian military, were destroyed at the military base.

“As a result of the drone attack, four Il-76 aircraft were damaged. A fire broke out and two planes burst into flames,” Tass reported.

Videos posted by Russian media showed thick black smoke rising over the airport. They cited posts of local residents who heard explosions and gunfire.

Reports on Telegram channels said anti-aircraft systems were in action around the city, located close to the borders of Latvia and Estonia.

  • Reuters