Russia shoots down three drones in Crimea: Russia-installed official

Russian air defense shot down three Ukrainian drones over Crimea, one in the northwest and two in the west of the peninsula, Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian-installed head of the local administration, said on a post on Telegram on Saturday.

Separately, Russia’s TASS news agency said the country’s defense ministry told reporters air defenses had thwarted an attempted Ukrainian attack by a drone targeting objects on territory of the Russian Federation at around 7:30 p.m. local time.

Reuters could not verify the reports, and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

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