Russia's defence ministry said on Wednesday that its forces had destroyed a drone workshop in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.

"Workshops (belonging to) an aviation industry company in the city of Kharkiv where unmanned aerial vehicles and loitering munitions were being upgraded have been destroyed," the defence ministry said, according to Russia's state-run RIA news agency.

Reuters was not able to independently verify Russia's claim.

(Reporting by Reuters)