A Russian factory that makes key parts for missiles has burst into flames after it was attacked by kamikaze drones.
Dramatic footage shows a huge inferno raging at Kremniy EL after the plant in the city of Bryansk was hit for the second time in just a few days.
It makes microchips for Vladimir Putin’s deadly Iskander ballistic missiles, which were used to attack Ukraine.
The microelectronics plant – one of the largest in Russia – also produces important high-tech parts for numerous other weapons.
The facility was hit by one of two kamikaze drones aimed at Bryansk, the capital of a Russian border region with Ukraine.
One was shot down by electronic jammers, the other reportedly hit the EL factory in Kremny, the latest major blow to Putin.
More than 40 firefighters rushed to the scene to fight the inferno caused by the exploding drone.
No casualties were reported.
The plant produces semiconductor components, integrated circuits and power modules for military and civilian purposes.
According to Russian authorities, it was the plant’s main administrative building that was hit.
Regional Governor Alexander Bogomaz confirmed the attack on the facility and said the fire was under control.
A day earlier, a drone attack caused damage to the main train station in Bryansk.
Ukraine does not claim responsibility for the drone attacks on Russian territory – but Moscow clearly blames Kiev.
This comes amid a surge in attacks in recent weeks – the highest rate since the war began more than 18 months ago.
On Thursday, a huge fireball erupted near Putin’s war command headquarters after kamikaze drones attacked Rostov-on-Don.
The drones triggered a massive explosion and started a large fire near the military headquarters, which the dictator had reportedly visited several times during the war.
After the night explosion, huge clouds of smoke could be seen filling the air over the city.
And earlier this week a drone was shot down near Putin’s secret hunting lodge as the war moved ever closer to his front door.
Dramatic footage showed a massive explosion over trees in the Zavidovo district of Russia’s Tver region.