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President's Office denies Ukraine's connection to UAVs in Russia

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 10:10
President's Office denies Ukraine's connection to UAVs in Russia

Mykhailo Podoliak, Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, has stated that Ukraine does not carry out attacks on the territory of Russia – it is how he has responded to the Russians’ accusations of Ukraine allegedly striking Russian regions with UAVs. 

Source: Podoliak on Twitter

Quote: "Ukraine doesn’t strike on Russian Federation’s territory. Ukraine is waging a defensive war to de-occupy all its territories. This is an axiom."


Details: According to Podoliak, processes of panic and disintegration are building up in Russia, and it's reflected by "an increase in internal attacks on infrastructure facilities by unidentified flying objects". 


  • On the night of 27-28 February, explosions rocked the Russian city of Tuapse in Krasnodar Krai, followed by a fire at a Rosneft oil refinery. News outlets reported that it was an attack of UAVs
  • An unidentified aircraft crashed in Adygea, in the Southern Federal District of Russia, the head of the republic said. There was a large fire in the Temryutsky district of the Russian Federation.
  • On 28 February, 200 square kilometres of the airspace were closed in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, and the local Pulkovo Airport stopped accepting planes for landing after an unidentified flying object (UFO) was detected over the city.
  • Later, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the airspace over Saint Petersburg had been closed because they were conducting "air defence training".

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