“Early in the morning, an explosion damaged the pipeline’s administrative building near Litvinovo, Nevelsky district,” said Russian governor Mikhail Vedernikov.
Shortly afterwards, he said that, according to preliminary information, the building was “damaged as a result of an attack by two unmanned aerial assets”. There were no victims and an investigation is still ongoing.
Unconfirmed reports from Baza, a Russian Telegram agency with intelligence sources, said the drones targeted the Transneft pipeline company in Pskov. The explosion took place in the village of Litvinovo, about 10 kilometers from the border with Belarus, according to AFP.
In recent weeks, reports of drone strikes in Russia have multiplied in regions bordering Ukraine. On Friday, two drones attacked buildings in the center of the city of Krasnodar, in southern Russia.
Moscow has blamed Kiev, and its Western backers, for the number of attacks and sabotage operations. Ukraine has denied involvement.