During the recent period, Ukraine has intensified its reliance on drones to launch attacks on Russian territory.
In the new war, Russia announced on Monday that it had shot down two Ukrainian drones over the Belgorod region on the border with Ukraine, without causing casualties, according to Agence France-Presse.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Telegram, “The air defense systems on duty destroyed two drones over the territory of the Belgorod region (Monday) at about 01.20 Moscow time (22.20 GMT Sunday).”
For his part, the governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, said on Telegram: “Our defense system worked in the Yakovlevsky urban area: two drones were shot down. There are no casualties,” adding that the debris fell on a road near a residential building.
The Belgorod region is located in western Russia on the border with Kharkiv on the Ukrainian side.
It is noteworthy that in recent months, many Russian regions and even the capital, Moscow, have witnessed intense attacks with marches.
Since the beginning of this year, Kiev has been seeking to move the war into Russia. It has intensified its targeting of Russian military bases behind the front lines in eastern and southern Ukraine, and at the same time launched its drones towards the heart of Moscow.
The use of drones has increased further since the failure of the counterattack launched by the Ukrainian forces at the beginning of this summer in order to reclaim its territory from the Russian forces.
The Ukrainians usually resort to these marches because they are less expensive than planes or missiles, and they can easily penetrate Russian territory, especially the borders.