Russian invasion: Situation report day 287
December 7, 2022 - A third Russian airfield has been hit by drones, a day after Ukraine demonstrated an apparent new ability to strike deep into Russia with attacks on two bases.
Officials in the Russian city of Kursk, around 90km north of the Ukraine border, released pictures of black smoke above an airfield in Tuesday's early hours after the latest strike. The governor said an oil storage tank had gone up in flames, but there were no casualties, according to Reuters.
On Monday, Russia said it had been hit hundreds of kilometres from Ukraine by what it said were Soviet-era drones – at Engels air base, home to Russia's strategic bomber fleet, and in Ryazan, a few hours’ drive from Moscow.
Ukraine did not directly claim responsibility for the strikes, but nonetheless celebrated them, Reuters said.