On the night of November 11, explosions were reported to have been heard near a defense factory outside Moscow, while a drone strike was reported to have taken place at a chemical plant in Russia’s Bryansk Oblast that produces explosives. This comes from reports from the Astra Telegram group, which refers to anonymous channels. Loud “Ukrainian PravdaThe Russian Defense Ministry reported that drones were shot down in four different oblasts.
Explosions near mechanical engineering design office in Kolomna
Said anonymous Telegram channels reported explosions near the Mashinostroyeniya mechanical engineering design bureau in the city of Kolomna, Moscow Oblast. A witness is quoted as saying: “Today around 7:30 a.m. there was another strong explosion near Golutvin. They could be clearly heard in the houses on Okskiy Boulevard. Local residents report that intelligence service vehicles were seen on the way to the Mashinostroyeniya Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau.”
In addition, the Baza Telegram channel reported that during the night an unignited drone with explosives struck the workshop of the “50th Chemical Plant” under construction. Anniversary of the USSR” was found in Bryansk Oblast. The Ukrainian Pravda continues to report here that the roof of the building was penetrated in three places and that the secret service was called in. There were no reports of deaths or injuries.
Russian military reports downing of Ukrainian drones
The Russian Defense Ministry reported later in the day that its air defense forces shot down four Ukrainian drones over Moscow, Tambov, Bryansk and Orel. The chemical plant “50. Anniversary of the USSR” in Bryansk Oblast is a facility that produces industrial explosives and disposes of ammunition. Anonymous Telegram channels claimed that it had already been attacked in March this year.
The Mashinostroyeniya Design Bureau is one of the leading development and production centers for military equipment in Russia and produces, among other things, Kinzhal and Iskander missiles. The company was founded in 1942 and is now part of the high-precision systems division of the state-owned Russian defense conglomerate Rostec.