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St. Petersburg airport resumes operations after drone shot down in nearby region

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg has resumed operations as Russian Defence Ministry said a Ukrainian drone was shot down in the neighbouring Leningrad region on Sunday.

Alexander Drozdenko, the Leningrad region's governor, adjacent to Saint Petersburg, said on Telegram that airspace was sealed off due to the drone, which did not inflict any damage or casualties.

The airport and Rosaviatsia, the country's aviation watchdog, did not say why the restrictions had been imposed.

(Reporting by Reuters, Editing by Louise Heavens)