Ukraine strikes back: Kyiv blasts military base 40 miles inside Russian border in early morning rocket attack
- Explosion rocked Russian town of Klintsy, in Bryansk region, early this morning
- Video captured what appeared to be missile trail in sky, with smoke also rising
- Soldiers and helicopters arrived to inspect what appeared to be bomb crater
- Blast thought to have come from Ukrainian missile fired at Russian military base
Ukraine is thought to have struck a military base 40 miles inside Russia in an early-morning missile attack.
Footage showed what appeared to be a missile trail in the sky over the town of Klintsy early Tuesday, accompanied by a plume of smoke rising from a nearby base.
Troops and helicopters then arrived to inspect what appeared to be a bomb crater, as local Telegram channels reported a fire spreading to a nearby apartment block.
Smoke rose over the town of Klintsy, 40 miles inside the Russian border, on Tuesday morning (left) after what is thought to have been a Ukrainian missile strike on a military base (right)
‘I was driving to work… there was a rocket takeoff, after which they called me and said there was an explosion in Klintsy,’ said a man who took a picture of the missile trace.
‘The time between takeoff and the call is three minutes.’
Russian military helicopters were flying over the site in Klintsy, Bryansk region, the reported strike.
There were claims a woman was wounded in the hit, with her leg torn off.
Eyewitnesses posted a video with a crater allegedly from a hit by Ukrainian ammunition near Klintsy.
According to preliminary information, the wreckage indicates that it was a Tochka-U missile.
There were reports of electricity and water supplies being cut after the strike.
On Saturday, there were reports of a strike or sabotage attack at a military unit near Klintsy.
Military equipment under report from the Russian war campaign was reportedly damaged.
Locals reported hearing an explosion before a fire spread across the base and into a nearby apartment block, sending thick plumes of smoke into the sky
Smoke trails across the sky over the Russian village of Klintsy early Tuesday, after what is thought to have been a Ukrainian missile strike on a military base