Drone Strike Broke Air Defense, Hit Oil Refinery In Southern Russia

The Ukrainian Air Force launches drone strikes on an oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov Oblast, Russia, causing a large explosion and fire. Operations at the refinery have been suspended. Footage on social media appears to show at least one armed drone striking the facility.

In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The invasion caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 7.7 million Ukrainians fleeing the country and a third of the population displaced.

Several attacks in Western Russia, primarily in the Bryansk and Belgorod Oblast, have been reported since the start of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russia has accused Ukraine of responsibility. According to Russian refinery, two drones flying from the direction of Ukraine hit a major Russian oil refinery near the border on 22nd June, Wednesday. They sent a ball of flame and black smoke billowing into the sky and prompting the plant to suspend production. Footage appeared in social media. It shows a drone crashed into Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery and set off a fiery explosion in Russian borders. Ukraine broke the security of Russia’s air defense systems in the ongoing war and the drone entered through Russian border to attack Russia’s own oil refinery.

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