Russian air defense systems shot down four missiles on Sunday, authorities said, one over the annexed Crimean peninsula and three over the Rostov and Bryansk regions bordering Ukraine.
A cruise missile was shot down near the Crimean city of Kerch without causing damage or casualties, Russia-installed Governor Sergei Aksyonov wrote on the Telegram messaging app. He did not specify where the missile had been launched from.
Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, but is internationally recognized as part of Ukraine.
Local officials said traffic movement on the Crimean bridge linking the peninsula to the Russian mainland has been restored after an apparent suspension. No reason was given for the interruption.
In another incident, air defenses shot down a Ukrainian missile over Russia’s Rostov region, Governor Vasili Golubev said on Telegram. “There were no casualties. Debris partially damaged the roofs of several buildings,” he wrote.
Alexander Bogomaz, the governor of Bryansk, wrote on Telegram that the Russian military had shot down two Ukrainian missiles. A sawmill was completely destroyed as a result of the fall of one of the missiles, he highlighted.
Moscow regularly accuses Ukraine of attacks against targets inside Russia. kyiv has denied this, stating that it is waging a defensive war on its own territory.