Russia shoots down three drones in Crimea, says Russia-installed official

(Reuters) - Russian air defence shot down three Ukrainian drones over Crimea, one in the northwest and two in the west of the peninsula, Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian-installed head of the local administration, said on a post on Telegram on Saturday.

Separately, Russia's TASS news agency said the country's defence ministry told reporters air defences had thwarted an attempted Ukrainian attack by a drone targeting objects on territory of the Russian Federation at around 7:30 p.m. local time.

Reuters could not verify the reports, and there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Moscow annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014.

(Reporting by Elaine Monaghan; Editing by Marguerita Choy)