The sounds of explosions and flashes in the area of ​​the industrial zone were first reported in local telegram channels.

"Emergency services rushed towards the Sverdlov factory.

The road to the enterprise was blocked," Moi Nizhny Novgorod wrote in the public about the alleged drone attack.

The attack was later confirmed by the mayor of Dzerzhinsk,

Ivan Naskov

, and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

"There are no casualties or damage, emergency services are working on the spot.

Industrial facilities are functioning as usual," Naskov wrote.

According to the information of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, on the night of March 1, three drones were "intercepted" over the Nizhny Novgorod region, another drone was "destroyed" over the Belgorod region.

The Sverdlov plant is a city-building enterprise of Dzerzhinsk.

The plant produces explosives, defense products and industrial chemicals.

After the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, combat drones regularly fly into Russian regions.

The Ministry of Defense of Russia claims that the attacks are being carried out by the Ukrainian side.

In most cases, Kyiv does not comment on these messages.