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Ukrainians attack polling station in Russia’s Zaporozhye Region, using drones — politician

There were no casualties

MELITOPOL, March 17. /TASS/. Ukrainian troops attacked a polling station in the frontline town of Kamenka-Dneprovskaya in Russia’s Zaporozhye Region, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the We Are Together With Russia movement, said.

"In the town of Kamenka-Dneprovskaya in the Zaporozhye Region, <…> [Ukrainian troops] twice attacked a polling station in the town’s House of Culture, using Zanoza kamikaze drones. The building caught fire in the terrorist attack," the Russian politician wrote on his Telegram channel.

A resulting fire has been put out and the situation is under control, a local official told TASS.

Earlier, Rogov said that Emergencies Ministry officers who had arrived to put out a fire could not start the firefighting operation amid ongoing drone attacks. There were no casualties, he added.

According to the latest updates, voter turnout in the Zaporozhye Region exceeded 72%. All polling stations in the new Russian region opened at 8:00 a.m. Moscow time (5:00 a.m. GMT — TASS) on Sunday. Polling stations in rural areas will close at 2:00 p.m. Moscow time (11:00 a.m. GMT) and voters in local cities will be able to cast their ballots until 4:00 p.m. Moscow time (1:00 p.m. GMT).