“Tough response”: Blackout in seven Russian territories

At least seven villages in the Russian border region of Kursk were cut off from power supply after a drone attack from Ukraine.

On Tuesday morning, a drone was observed dropping an explosive device on a substation in the village of Snagost about 15 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, Roman Starovoyt, the region’s governor, said on Telegram. There were no casualties. Ukraine’s SBU intelligence service confirmed the drone attack to several local media outlets, including the portal “Ukrainska Prava.” An SBU employee was killed, according to the German news website n-tv.de quoted, “The Russians should be aware that they will receive a harsh response if they continue to attack Ukrainian energy facilities.”

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-05), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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