Ukrainian forces struck an aircraft plant in the Russian city of Smolensk overnight, Hromadske reported on Nov. 27, citing its source in Ukraine’s military intelligence agency (HUR).
Explosions were heard in Smolensk, western Russia, late on Nov. 26, according to local Telegram channels. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed its forces had intercepted a Ukrainian drone over the Smolensk region at around 11 p.m. Moscow time.
Vasily Anokhin, the acting governor of Russia’s Smolensk region, claimed there were no damages to infrastructure and casualties.
The HUR didn’t provide any details on the alleged strike in a comment for Hromadske.
Smolensk lies nearly 400 kilometers southwest of Moscow and around 300 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border.
The previous night, Ukrainian forces attacked Russian military targets with about 35 drones in response to Russia's mass Shahed attack against Ukraine a day earlier, a military intelligence source told Ukrainska Pravda.
As a result of the six-hour attack, at least two people were injured, and several residential and non-residential buildings were damaged across the capital.