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Russia sends its air defense forces to war in Ukraine due to successful drone strikes on oil refineries

26 March, 2024 Tuesday
19:35

Russian air defense troops are being sent to war against Ukraine because of successful strikes on oil refineries. This is how the military leadership punishes the soldiers

The Atesh resistance movement reports this.

It is noted that the Russian air defense forces have "serious difficulties" in dealing with Ukrainian UAVs, as the Russian radar is not effective enough to recognize drones.

"They simply do not see them. This factor greatly complicates the rapid response and counteraction to Ukrainian drones," the statement reads.

According to a resistance agent, some Russian commanders continue to create mobile rapid response teams. At the same time, the leadership of air defense units punishes servicemen for successful attacks by Ukrainian drones on Russian refineries, including demotions, penalties, and, in extreme cases, sending them to war in Ukraine.

"The Russian Armed Forces lack the experience comparable to the Ukrainian Defense Forces, which successfully demonstrate their effectiveness in countering Iranian-made drones every day," Atesh adds.

  • On March 13, it was reported that in two days Ukrainian drones attacked Russian oil refineries, damaging 12% of Russia's oil refining capacity.
  • On March 23, it became known that residents of Novokuibyshevsk, Samara region, reported a fire near a Rosneft oil refinery after a drone strike. Ukrainian intelligence reported an "incident".
  • On March 24, a video of an alleged Ukrainian drone attack on the Kuibyshev Oil Refinery in Samara, Russia, which took place in the morning of March 23, was released.
  • On March 25, it was reported that in the Russian city of Samara, the Kuibyshev Oil Refinery halted one of its two CDU-5 primary processing units after a drone attack. This put half of the refinery's capacity out of commission.
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