Three people died and at least five others were injured in an explosion that took place today at an airport near Ryazan, southeast of Moscow .
This was announced by the emergency services to the Russian news agency Tass.
According to other Russian media, a tanker loaded with fuel caused the explosion .
Also this morning, the attack with a drone on the runway of the Russian air base of Engels-1, in the Saratov region, would have damaged two Tu-95 bombers , with at least two soldiers injured and transported to hospital.
The blasts come after satellite images were released last week showing bombers at Engels Air Base preparing for an attack on Ukraine . The hypothesis, therefore, could be that of a Ukrainian raid , carried out with kamikaze drones, to thwart an imminent Russian attack .
The spokesman of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yurii Ihnat, confirmed on Facebook that two strategic bombers were damaged by an explosion that occurred today at Russia's Engels air base. "An explosion occurred at Engels air base ," wrote Ihnat: "Two Russian strategic bombers were damaged. Casualties have been reported ,” he added without mentioning the drone strike reported by Ukrainian media.