Russian Ministry of Defence said early on Thursday that it repelled several Ukrainian drone attacks over its own territory.
A total of five unmanned missiles were shot down by Russian air defences over the western Russian region of Bryansk and off the annexed Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, but this could not be independently verified.
Russia has been waging a war against Ukraine for more than 20 months.
In its defence against the Russian invasion, Ukraine has repeatedly fired on Russian territory both in the border region and on military targets in the hinterland.
However, the scale of damge is miniscule compared to the destruction caused by Russia’s bombardment of Ukrainian cities and towns since they began their invasion in February 2022.