Social media videos geolocated by CNN show a drone attack Thursday close to Russia's Southern Military headquarters in Rostov-on-Don.
The explosion took place less than a kilometer from the military's building on Budonnovskiy Prospekt in the southwestern city.
In a Telegram post earlier, Rostov region Gov. Vasily Golubev said one person was injured and several cars were damaged after Russian air defenses intercepted two drones over the city.
“One fell outside of the city in the western part of Rostov, the second — in the city center, near Pushkinskaya St. 42," he said, which aligns with CNN’s geolocation.
An "emergency mode" was enacted around the crash site and nearly 100 residents were offered alternative temporary accommodation, Golubev said.
Kyiv did not make any immediate comment.
Remember: Ukraine has increasingly been emboldened to hit strategic targets inside Russia through the air in recent weeks, even as it suffers assaults on its own cities, setting up a new phase of the conflict defined by Kyiv’s apparent efforts to wear down domestic Russian support for the war.