Moscow said its forces destroyed eight Ukrainian drones in western Russia overnight, with no reports of damage or casualties, following a deadly Russian strike on the Ukrainian village of Khroza.

Yesterday Thursday around 23:30 (local time and Greek time), “air defense systems in service destroyed five Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over the Belgorod region”, which neighbors Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry said today via Telegram .

Later in the night, two more UAVs were destroyed in the same area and the eighth in the Kursk region, which also borders Ukraine, according to ministry posts on the platform. He did not give an account of casualties, nor did he speak of damages.

The governor of Belgorod, Vychislav Gladkov, also speaking about the downing of Ukrainian drones, assured that “according to the first information”, there are no victims.

Since the Ukrainian counteroffensive began in early June, Moscow has accused the Ukrainian armed forces almost daily of launching attacks on civilian targets on Russian territory with drones and artillery and of causing damage to buildings, including in the Russian capital.

The raids were recorded after a Russian strike on the village of Hroza (east), which resulted in the death of at least 51 people, including a six-year-old girl.