An oil pipeline building in the Nevelsk district of the Pskov region was damaged by an explosion, Governor Mikhail Vedernikov said. According to preliminary data, the object was attacked by two drones.
The explosion near the village of Litvinovo occurred early in the morning on Saturday, May 27, Vedernikov wrote on his Telegram channel. No one was injured in the incident and emergency services are on the scene. Later, the head of the region clarified that the object could be attacked by two drones.
“The building was previously damaged as a result of an attack by two UAVs. Final conclusions based on the results of the work of the task force,” he wrote.
Against the background of the drone attack on the Kremlin, which took place in early May, regional authorities began to impose bans on the use of civilian UAVs. In the Pskov region, the measure has been in effect since May 5. Vedernikov then explained that such a decision was made on the basis of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation of October 19, 2022, according to which the level of basic readiness operates in the Pskov region.
In May, two drones tried to attack a military facility in the Voronezh region, the attempt was foiled, Governor Alexander Gusev reported. On the night of May 3, two drones attempted to strike at the Kremlin. As a result, the devices were put out of action with the help of radar warfare systems, they fell and crashed. The Kremlin called the incident a “planned terrorist act” and “an attempt on the life of the President of Russia.”