First responders at the scene of an apartment block demolished by a Russian drone strike, March 1, 2024

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A drone has reportedly crashed into a five-story residential building in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg.

City governor Alexander Beglov said there were no casualties, without giving a cause for the explosion.

The house about a kilometer from the Ruchyi oil depot.


Another body has been found in the rubble after Russia’s drone attack on Odesa in southern Ukraine, taking the death toll to four.

The victims included a boy aged two to three years, a woman in her early 70s, and a man in his mid-30s.

Eight residents of the apartment block, including a child, were injured, including another child. Five people were rescued from the rubble.


Russian shelling of the Kherson region in southern Ukraine has killed a 53-year-old man.

The civilian was slain in the yard of his house in the village of Stanislav about 8:30 a.m.


The toll from Russia’s drone attack on an Odesa apartment building has risen to three killed and eight injured.


The Ukraine Air Force says air defenses downed 14 of 17 Iran-type attack drones launched by Russia overnight.

The defenses also downed a Su-34 fighter jet, the 14th Russian warplane destroyed since mid-February.


Bulgaria halted Russian oil imports on Friday, ending a two-year exemption from the European Union’s embargo.

The embargo was supposed to last until the end of 2024; however, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted a new timeline late last year.

ORIGINAL ENTRY: Two civilians have been killed and at least seven injured, including a 3-year-old boy, in Russia’s latest drone attack on Odesa in southern Ukraine.

Six of the injured, including a pregnant woman, are in moderate to severe condition. The boy is hospitalized with leg wounds.

The drone struck the ninth floor of a high-rise residential building about 12:40 a.m., burying the slain under rubble. Seven people are still missing.

In the Kharkiv region, a 76-year-old man was killed when a Russian drone struck his home in the Kupyansk district at about 12:10 a.m.

Another drone attack on Kharkiv city destroyed four cars and damaged the windows of at least 10 residential buildings.