Ukrainian drones attack Slaviansk refinery in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

An explosion at a plant in the Krasnodar Oblast of the Russian Federation, March 17, 2024
An explosion at a plant in the Krasnodar Oblast of the Russian Federation, March 17, 2024

Ukraine’s SBU security service, together with the Special Forces and the Unmanned Systems Forces, attacked the Slaviansk oil refinery in the Krasnodar Krai of Russian Federation, an informed source told NV on March 17.

"We can already say the attack was successful. A large fire was recorded in the area of… the main target," the source told NV.

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According to him, this is a continuation of the strategy to undermine the economic potential of Russian Federation and reduce the flow of "oil dollars" that the enemy is sending to war against Ukraine.

The source added that SBU drones have recently successfully attacked 12 oil refineries in Russia.

Earlier, Russian media reported that a fire broke out at a refinery in the city of Sloviansk-on-Kuban in the Krasnodar Krai of Russian Federation as a result of a drone attack.

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The operational headquarters of the Krasnodar Krai confirmed that the Slaviansk refinery was attacked and that an employee was injured in the attack.

Over the past week, several Russian refineries in different regions have been attacked by drones. Ukrainian intelligence and the Security Service of Ukraine confirmed their involvement in some of these attacks in comments to NV.

On March 16, a fire broke out at two oil refineries in Samara Oblast of Russian Federation, and Russian media reported that it was a drone attack.

On March 13, drones attacked Voronezh, Kursk, Belgorod, Bryansk, Leningrad, and Lipetsk oblast of Russia, as well as an oil refinery in Ryazan, where a serious fire broke out.

On March 12, drones attacked Kursk, Belgorod, Tula, Voronezh, Nizhny Novgorod, Bryansk, Leningrad, and Orel oblasts of Russia, as well as Moscow. In the city of Orel, explosions were heard near an oil depot where a fire broke out. A Lukoil oil depot in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast was also on fire.

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