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Ukrainian drone strikes Russia’s Kursk: official

By AFP
September 25, 2023

MOSCOW: A Ukrainian drone strike hit an administrative building in the centre of Russia´s southern Kursk city, authorities said on Sunday.

Kyiv has targeted Russian cities with almost daily attacks in recent months of Moscow´s offensive, ongoing for 19 months. Kursk is around 90-km from the border with Ukraine.

“In Kursk, a Ukrainian drone attacked an administrative building in the central district,” governor Roman Starovoyt said on Telegram. “The roof was slightly damaged. Employees of the emergency services are working at the scene.”

Last month, a Ukrainian drone strike damaged Kursk´s railway station, leaving five people injured and causing significant damage. Both Russia and Ukraine report regular drone incursions as Kyiv presses a counteroffensive aimed at reclaiming Russian-held territory.

Meanwhile, a second shipment of Ukrainian wheat reached Turkiye via the Black Sea on Sunday, according to maritime traffic monitoring sites, despite Russian threats to attack boats heading to or from its neighbour and enemy. The Palau-flagged bulk carrier Aroyat -- laden with 17,600 tonnes of wheat -- left the port city of Chornomorsk on Friday bound for Egypt.