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Official reports damage to private fence, garage from drone downed in western Russia

It is noted that there are no casualties

SARATOV, December 29. /TASS/. Fragments of a drone downed by air defense systems near Engels, in the Saratov Region, damaged the fence of a private home, a car and a garage, with a balcony window being broken in another house, Governor Roman Busargin wrote on Telegram on Thursday.

No casualties have been reported.

Emergency services are working at the scene, the governor added. He also dismissed alleged reports on social media about kindergartens being evacuated. "Preschool education institutions are working normally," Busargin specified.

An air defense system was activated in Engels earlier on Thursday, according to the governor. There is no imminent threat to the safety of residents, and no evacuation is needed, he added.

Last night, a Ukrainian drone was downed near a military airfield in Engels, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. Three Russian servicemen suffered fatal wounds from falling drone fragments. No aircraft was damaged.