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‘Mass drone attack’ strikes Russia in intensifying campaign




  • Multiple regions in Russia experienced drone attacks, causing explosions at an oil depot and leading to fighter jets being deployed near St. Petersburg.
  • Drones carrying explosives landed at a Rosneft oil depot in Tuapse and near a Russian Defense Ministry barracks in the Krasnodar region.
  • Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg was shut down temporarily due to an “unidentified flying object,” which turned out to be part of a training exercise.

Chaos erupted in Russia overnight as drones swarmed multiple regions, sparking an explosion at an oil depot and the deployment of fighter jets near St. Petersburg, according to local reports. The attacks occurred in the Krasnodar, Bryansk, and Belgorod regions, as well as the Republic of Adygea and Moscow.

In the Krasnodar region, a drone strike occurred at around 2 a.m., landing less than 100 feet from a Russian Defense Ministry barracks. Two drones filled with explosives landed at a nearby Rosneft oil depot in Tuapse, sparking a blaze that was “quickly extinguished,” according to the Russian outlet Baza.

Fighter jets were deployed to take down an “unidentified flying object” near Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, causing a temporary shutdown of the airport.

Photo by Ahmetmukara / CC-BY-SA-3.0

According to local authorities, incoming and outgoing flights were temporarily halted, though no reason was given for the move. However, Russia’s Defense Ministry later claimed that the whole thing had simply been a training exercise and the airspace was reopened. There were no reports of injuries in any of the attacks.

The attacks are part of what local media described as a “mass drone attack” that appears to have intensified in the last 24 hours.

While the authorities have not attributed the attacks to any particular group or individual, pro-war Russian military bloggers suggest that the drone attacks could be “preparation for a spring offensive by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, when the purpose of such strikes will be to destabilize the home front and spread mass panic among Russians.”

Source: The Daily Beast



  1. Mike

    March 1, 2023 at 6:43 am

    About time drones were used to attack Russia! No loss of life to troops needed and use drones exclusively in future missions anywhere in the world! This saves the lives of our young men and women! We’ve lost too many of them in stupid past wars!

  2. Talltexan

    March 1, 2023 at 6:58 am

    The Russians have a culture of war. Their operas sing of war. All their cities are riddled of generals, statues to past wars. Signs everywhere displaying the good traits of homage to the father land. Be a good Commie is the ongoing message. So with that, we have one self-instituted “cock of the walk” that cannot be outdone by any past precedent. Putin is making a name for himself and the world is shaking at his feet. Only one thing…..The performance in the Ukraine has proven to me that neither Putin or their military forces are up to the job. They exude that phrase…”just a paper tiger.”

    • Michael Flanagan

      March 1, 2023 at 12:06 pm

      A Paper Tiger with a Death Wish And NUKES

  3. John J

    March 1, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Russia deserves any attack it gets

  4. James Snead

    March 1, 2023 at 7:13 am

    Very little damage done so it was probably a “false flag” operation. Putin probably ordered this in order to blame the Ukrainian’s and win support at home.

    • Tom

      March 1, 2023 at 8:02 am

      I tend to agree.

  5. Guest

    March 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    Russia is done for. Especially Putin himself. Can’t wait for his public execution.

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