One lifeless, oil refinery on hearth after Ukrainian drone assaults in Russia | EUROtoday

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One particular person died Saturday within the Russian border area of Belgorod adjoining Ukraine and a hearth broke out at an oil refinery additional east in Samara after drone assaults, officers stated.

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Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram that two districts in his area had been hit by drones.

“It’s shaping up to be a difficult morning,” Gladkov stated. “One civilian was killed, two others were wounded.”

The area of Samara, in the meantime, noticed “several drone attacks” on native oil refineries, governor Dmitri Azarov stated in a press release revealed on Telegram.

One of them triggered a hearth on the Kuibyshev refinery, he added, noting that there have been no casualties.

The refinery, run by Russian oil big Rosneft, is likely one of the largest in Samara, with a manufacturing capability of seven million tonnes per 12 months, in accordance with its official web site.

A drone assault on one other refinery within the area, Novokuibyshevsk, “was repelled without damaging the technological equipment”, in accordance with Azarov.

“We see that the enemy, which is suffering defeats on the battlefield, is doing everything possible to undermine our endurance and unity,” he stated.

Separately, the Russian defence ministry stated in a press launch that it had destroyed “12 Ukrainian drones” in a single day over the areas of Bryansk, Belgorod and Voronezh, all three of which border Ukraine, in addition to over the area of Saratov.

Ukraine, which has been going through a Russian offensive for over two years, has stepped up its assaults inside Russia in current weeks, focusing on power websites particularly.

Kyiv had promised to convey the preventing to Russian soil in retaliation for the quite a few bombardments on its territory.