Ukrainian drones, flurry of assaults in Russia: one of many main refineries knocked out | EUROtoday

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Ukraine raises the extent of its offensive in opposition to Russia and strikes two different power crops with aerial drones, together with one of many nation's largest refineries, owned by Lukoil, and a gas depot.

The assaults of the previous few hours – carried out in seven completely different areas, together with the usage of missiles and a land incursion by guerrilla teams based mostly in Ukraine – had been additionally confirmed by Moscow, which claims to have largely efficiently rejected.

The Russian Defense Ministry claims to have shot down 25 drones, together with 11 within the Kursk area and seven within the Belgorod area, each on the border with Ukraine. Many others, nevertheless, managed to journey a whole bunch of kilometers with out being intercepted by anti-aircraft hearth. And some hit the mark.

Once once more, Kiev's focus is above all on the Oil & Gas sector, which nonetheless – regardless of the sanctions and a complete embargo utilized by the G7 international locations – is among the many most worthwhile for Moscow. Since the start of this yr, because of advances within the manufacture of drones, Ukraine has launched dozens of assaults, which analysts say are at the very least partly liable for a decline in exports of refined merchandise from Russia.

The harm attributable to the most recent barrage of drones appears intensive. According to native authorities, the affected warehouse within the Oryol area prompted a fireplace that unfold over 100 sq. meters, forcing the evacuation of 17 individuals.