Russia claims it shot down Ukrainian drone nearing airbase deep inside Russia

December 26, 2022

Russia says it shot down a Ukrainian drone over a Russian airbaseKyiv, Ukraine — The Russian military reported on Monday that it shot down a Ukrainian drone approaching an airbase deep inside Russia, the second time the airbase has been targeted this month, raising questions about the effectiveness of Russia's air defenses if drones can fly that far into the country. A Ukrainian soldier watches a drone feed from an underground command center in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Dec. 25, 2022. They have maintained ambiguity over previous high-profile attacks, including drone strikes on Russian military bases earlier this month. Nikopol is located across the Dnieper River from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under control of the Russian forces. On Sunday, Russian forces attacked the city of Kramatorsk, where Ukrainian forces are headquartered.