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    Flurry of Drone Strikes Hits Russia as TV, Radio Are Hacked

    Flurry of Drone Strikes Hits Russia as TV, Radio Are Hacked

    , — Regional officials in southern and western reported a string of drone attacks near the border with Ukraine and deep inside the country that caused no casualties, but provoked a security stir Tuesday, as the war with Kyiv stretched into its second year.

    The hacking of Russian television channels and radio stations, and the temporary closure of airspace around St. Petersburg's airport, fed suspicion that Kyiv could be behind the disruption.

    Ukrainian officials didn't immediately claim responsibility for the attacks, but they similarly avoided directly acknowledging responsibility for previous strikes and sabotage while emphasizing Ukraine's right to hit any target in Russia following the full-scale invasion that began last year.

    A flurry of drone attacks on Monday night and Tuesday morning targeted regions inside Russia along the border with Ukraine and deeper into the country, with one drone crashing just 100 kilometers (60 miles) away from , according to local Russian authorities.

    A drone fell near the village of Gubastovo, roughly 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Moscow, Andrei Vorobyov, governor of the region surrounding the Russian capital, said in an online statement.

    The drone didn't inflict any damage, Vorobyov said. He didn't specifically describe the drone as Ukrainian, but said that it likely targeted “a civilian infrastructure object.”

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