Published: 17:01, June 20, 2024 | Updated: 21:27, June 20, 2024
Russian air defense intercepts 15 Ukrainian drones
By Xinhua
In this photo taken from video released by Russian Emergency Ministry Press Service on June 18, 2024, firefighters work at the site of an oil reservoir in Azov district of Rostov-on-Don region of Russia. (PHOTO / AP)

MOSCOW -  Russian air defense systems intercepted and destroyed 15 Ukrainian drones overnight during a series of attacks that caused damage and resulted in one fatality, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported on Thursday.

According to the Ministry, a drone attack caused a fire at an oil depot in the Takhtamukay district of the Republic of Adygea, covering an area of approximately 400 square meters.

ALSO READ: Ukrainian drone attack causes fire at Azov oil depot in Russia

The fire has been fully extinguished, said Murat Kumpilov, head of the Republic, on his Telegram channel. No casualties or threats to residents were reported in the attack.

Additionally, Maxim Yegorov, head of the Tambov region, said an explosion and subsequent fire occurred early in the morning at an oil depot in Rasskazovsky municipal district.

READ MORE: 10 Ukrainian drones suppressed in Russia's Krasnodar

Drone debris was found in the district, though no injuries were reported.

Another drone attack targeted the town of Slavyansk-na-Kubani in Krasnodar Territory, where a Ukrainian drone crashed into a private house, resulting in one fatality.