The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian military repelled another attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria. Russian Defense Ministry says that this time the militants tried to attack the base using three unmanned aerial vehicles, reports RIA Novosti news agency.
"On the night of July 12 with the help of Russian air defense system three UAVs were timely detected and destroyed at a safe distance from the air base," reports the Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties in Syria Alexei Bakin.
According to him, during the attack, no one was hurt, and there was no material damage as well.
This is not the first such attack on the Russian airbase in Syria. One of the last attacks with the use of the drones occurred in late June. Then Russian Defense Ministry noted that Russian Air Defense repelled the attack. Militants tried to attack the base using two drones.
Russian Air Defense also had to repel rocket attacks on Khmeimim. There were several such attacks in May. All missiles were detected and destroyed by air defense.