Russia defense ministry says forces downed Ukrainian drones over Crimea, Belgorod

Russia's defense ministry said its forces had downed two Ukrainian drones over southwestern Crimea and a third over Belgorod region on Sunday.

The ministry said air defense systems destroyed two unmanned aerial vehicles over the southwestern part of the peninsula at about 8:30 p.m. Moscow time.

It said air defense systems also destroyed a Ukrainian drone over the Belgorod region about 10 minutes later. Reuters could not verify the report.