Russian officials accused Ukrainian forces of attempting an overnight airstrike against Crimea, with Moscow claiming it used anti-drone equipment to foil the attack.
The Russian defense ministry wrote on Telegram that a total of 17 drones were used to target the peninsula and that there were no casualties.
Russia’s state-owned news agency Tass reported that debris was found close to the Russian ministry of defense building.
Kyiv officials have not publicly acknowledged the attack, which came the day after a Russian strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa.
In response to the aggression in Odesa, President Volodymyr Zelensky had tweeted Sunday morning, “There will definitely be a retaliation on the Russian terrorists for Odesa. They will feel this retaliation.”
That was a reference to days of Russian missile strikes against targets in the port city, which Moscow says are payback for a Ukrainian attack last week on the Crimean Bridge which killed the parents of a 14-year-old girl.