“The siren was turned on to increase combat readiness,” the report said, citing Yury Yurin, head of the Saratov region government’s population security department.
Earlier on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that on the night of December 26, Russian air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian drone approaching the Engels military airfield. Three soldiers died at the airfield from the fall of the remains of the drone. The incident did not affect the residential areas of the city, there was no threat to local residents, said the governor of the region, Roman Busargin.
On December 5, the Ukrainian army already used drones to attack the airfields “Dyagilevo” in the Ryazan region and “Engels” in the Saratov region. Then the purpose of the drones were military aircraft of the Russian Federation. Three Russian soldiers at the Dyagilevo airfield were killed after the attack.