Russian authorities are investigating two explosions occurred this Monday at military airfields in the Ryazan and Saratov regionsboth several hundred kilometers from the border with Ukraine, and which caused the death of at least three people and damage to Russian strategic bombers.
“Three people died others five were injured, two of them serious,” a source at the airfield located in the Ryazan region, about 200 kilometers from Moscow, told the Russian agency TASS. In turn, the Ryazan Regional Hospital has confirmed that five people have been hospitalized after the explosion. “We have received five victims after the explosion at the airfield near Ryazan,” health sources said.
For his part, the governor of Saratov, Román Busarguin, tried to play down the seriousness of the event and, although he acknowledged that there was a “loud explosion” at the Enguels aerodrome, he assured that “there are no reasons for concern.”
“I want to assure you that there is no emergency in the city (…) No civil facilities have suffered damage. The police investigate what happened in the military objectives”, noted the governor of the region, located 860 kilometers from the Russian capital.
Nevertheless, according to local media, it could be attacks against these facilities where strategic bombers are deployed. The Baza Telegram channel reported that “a drone of unknown origin attacked an airfield in the Saratov region”, without revealing their sources.
“According to previous data, on the morning of December 5, an unknown aircraft crashed on the runway of the local airfield. Two aircraft were damaged”, indicated the medium.
Adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mykhailo Podolyak, hinted that these explosions could be a response from kyiv.
“If you launch things into other countries’ airspace too often, sooner or later unknown flying objects will return to where they left,” he posted on Twitter.
Russia, for the moment, has neither confirmed nor denied the possibility that these were attacks.
The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, pointed out that the Russian Presidency “is aware of what happened”, but does not have “precise information”.
(With information from EFE)
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