An oil storage tank caught fire in Kursk, due to a drone attack near the airfield, the governor of the Kursk region Roman Starovoit reported in the morning of December 6 in his Telegram channel.
“As a result of a drone attack near the Kursk airfield, an oil tank caught fire. There were no casualties. The fire is being contained. First responders are working on the site.”
The airport in question is Kursk (Vostochny), a dual-use airfield before the war, intended for both military and civilian aircraft. Since the beginning of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has been continuously renewing bans on flights to airports in central and southern Russia, including the Kursk airfield.
Video and photos of the fire at night and at dawn have been posted online. Judging by the footage, the fire has not been extinguished by morning.
Today's drone attack was the third in two days. The day before two incidents at Russian airfields were acknowledged. On December 5, an explosion occurred on the apron of an airfield near Ryazan, killing three people and injuring nine. RIA Novosti reported that a fuel tanker truck exploded at the airfield. On the same morning a drone fell on the runway of the Engels airfield in the Saratov Region, damaging two Tu-95 missile bombers.