Fire in a Russian arms depot near Ukraine

A fire broke out on Wednesday in a weapons depot in a Russian village near the Ukrainian border, the region’s governor said.

“According to preliminary information, an ammunition depot caught fire near the village of Staraya Nelidovka,” twenty kilometers from the Ukrainian border, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, said on the Telegram app.

He added that the fire has been kept under control and that there have been no injuries or damage to the residential buildings.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Governors of the neighboring Kursk and Voronyi regions, also close to the Ukrainian border, said the anti-aircraft defenses operated at night.

“There were no casualties or damage,” Kursk Governor Roman Starovit said via Telegram.

For his part, the governor of the Voroni region, Alexander Gusev, said that the anti-aircraft defense “successfully destroyed” a small reconnaissance drone, the source of which he did not specify.

Russia has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of carrying out attacks on Russian territory.

A fire broke out on Monday in a fuel depot in the Bryansk region on the border with Ukraine. In early April, the governor of the Belgorod region, adjacent to Bryansk, said Ukrainian helicopters had entered and bombed a fuel depot.