Ukrainian drones struck the Shcheglovskiy Val plant in Tula, Russia, a key facility producing the Pantsir-S air defense missile system, Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne said on Jan. 21, citing a source in Ukrainian intelligence.
Shcheglovskiy Val, a major defense industry enterprise, is deeply involved in the development of guided weapons, air defense systems, rapid-fire cannons, and small arms.
Ukrainian drone attacks also extended to targets in the Smolensk and Oryol oblasts in Russia.
The Russian Defense Ministry earlier said that Ukrainian drones had attacked the Smolensk and Tula oblasts and, as usual, claimed to have “downed” all the drones.
A fire broke out at the Ust-Luga port in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, on Jan. 21. Preceding the incident, nearby towns’ residents reported drone activity in the sky, followed by explosions.
Ukrainian drones targeted an oil depot in Russia’s Leningrad Oblast in a special operation by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry (HUR) on the night of Jan. 18.
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