A local blackout in Bryansk Region comes a day after a similar incident in Kursk
An electrical substation in Russia’s Bryansk Region came under attack on Saturday morning, causing a blackout in a village some 20 kilometers north of the Ukrainian border, according to local governor Aleksandr Bogomaz.
“As a result of the attack of Ukrainian terrorists in the village of Pogar, the power supply was disrupted,” Bogomaz wrote on Telegram at 1:00am local time, adding that there were no casualties and that emergency services were already working at the scene.
The official shared no further details of the incident or whether it was caused by a drone, as reported by several Russian telegram news channels which published footage purportedly showing the power facility on fire.
On Friday, the Russian military intercepted ten drones over the neighboring Kursk Region, but according to the regional governor one of the UAVs managed to hit an electrical substation, causing a local blackout. The Defense Ministry has yet to comment on the alleged new terrorist attack against civilian infrastructure.
The Russian border regions of Kursk, Bryansk and Belgorod, as well as Crimea and Moscow, have been frequently targeted by drones since Moscow launched its military operation in Ukraine in February 2022. Russian officials have also accused Kiev of plotting acts of sabotage targeting the country’s major infrastructure sites, including nuclear power plants.
September 30, 2023 at 04:49AM