Espreso. Global

Ukrainian drone attacks St. Petersburg at night: drone crashes into oil refinery

31 January, 2024 Wednesday
12:50

Russians claim unidentified drone breached St. Petersburg night skies, crashing at Nevsky Mazut Oil Refinery: Ukrainian media links operation to GUR

Russian Telegram channels Fontanka and Mash on Moika reported the crash of the drone in St. Petersburg.

It is noted that at first, St. Petersburg residents reported a rumble heard in different parts of the city. At about 4:20 a.m. local time, Russian air defense tried to shoot down the UAV on approach, and an S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system was deployed 60 kilometers from St. Petersburg.

The downed drone managed to fly to the Nevsky district of St. Petersburg and crashed into the territory of the Nevsky Mazut plant, damaging several tanks. "Preliminarily, there was no serious fire, three empty tanks were quickly extinguished," Fontanka reports. According to preliminary reports, there were no injuries.

The publication adds that the carpet plan was introduced at Pulkovo airport from 3:53 to 5:11am.

The incident was later commented on by St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov. According to him, "an incident that required the attention of law enforcement agencies occurred at night at an industrial site in the Nevsky district. No one was injured. No significant damage to property was caused. Investigative measures are currently underway.”

Ukrainian intelligence special operation

Later, Suspilne and RBC-Ukraine's sources in the special services said that the Main Intelligence Directorate was behind the operation.

According to the media source, the Russians tried to shoot down the Ukrainian UAV with the S-400 system, which is the most powerful air defense system in the Russian arsenal. However, the shootdown was not effective - the drone still crashed on the territory of the Nevsky Oil Refinery. "It is significant that they used the S-400 to hit Ukrainian drones. It is very interesting how this Russian air defense system works since after the drone was allegedly shot down, it still fell on the territory of our target," the source explained.

  • The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that a drone was shot down over the Pskov region the same night. This region borders the Baltic States.


Tags:
Read also:
  • News
2024, Saturday
24 February
17:21
West's decision to ban Ukraine from striking at Russian territory is wrong - future commander of Estonian army
16:52
Exclusive
New US sanctions against Russia may affect Chinese companies - US politician Fried
16:24
Two years of Ukraine inspiring world: Western leaders on second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion
15:55
OPINION
Zelenskyy's interview with FOX: main points
15:28
UK intelligence estimates Russian losses over two years of full-scale war in Ukraine
15:00
Ukraine uses American chemical munitions against Russian army: Kremlin media spread another fake
14:32
Exclusive
Diplomat Chaly comments on preparations for 'congress' in Russian-occupied Transnistria
14:04
Review
Ukrainian counterattacks, liberation of territories in south, situation near Avdiivka: weekly military results by Serhiy Zgurets
13:35
Russia deploys dozens of Soviet T-62 tanks to Crimea - Atesh
13:07
ISW assesses risks of invasion of Ukraine from Transnistria
12:39
Exclusive
Aviation expert names complex used by Ukraine to destroy Russian A-50 aircraft
12:11
Ukrainian army destroys 770 Russian soldiers, 36 artillery systems, aircraft - General Staff
11:42
Ukraine intercepts conversation confirming downing of Russian A-50U aircraft
11:15
Ukraine's Air Force destroys 12 Shahed drones, 2 missiles overnight
10:49
Russian Su-34 firing missiles at Ukraine shot down in Kherson region - media
10:24
Updated
Ukraine’s forces target another Russian A-50 radar aircraft
2024, Friday
23 February
21:40
Review
Victorious news of 730th day of war: destroyed Russian Tor-M2 and Strela-10, €1.8bn in military support from Denmark
21:20
Ukrainian army repels 18 Russian attacks in 5 directions - General Staff
21:00
DPRK supplies Russia with 1.5 million ammo produced in 1970s-1980s - Ukrainian intelligence
20:45
Canada announces additional sanctions against Russia
20:15
Russian army destroys almost 500 tons of grain overnight in Donetsk region
19:50
Ukrainian officials arrive at Poland's border, but do not meet with Polish counterparts
19:30
Updated
Russia’s missiles, attack drones kill at least four in Ukraine
19:12
Exclusive
Japan provides record aid to Ukraine, thus supporting US and EU - Zhevago
18:50
Ukrainians, your fight is our fight: Polish media thanks Ukraine for resisting Russian aggression
18:20
Ukraine war is giant Ponzi scheme: fake news for February 23
17:50
Russian forces use chemical weapons in Tavria sector - General Tarnavskyi
17:20
What long-range weapons can Germany provide to Ukraine?
16:50
Russia can use almost 300 combat aircraft against Ukraine - intelligence
16:20
Situation in eastern Ukraine isn't critical - Ukrainian military
15:51
Exclusive
Putin promises to give Transcarpathia to Orban as loyal ally - former Aidar battalion commander
15:30
Zelenskyy arrives in Lviv, signs security agreement with Danish PM Frederiksen
15:10
Biden announces new sanctions on Russia for second anniversary of full-scale invasion
14:55
Exclusive
Russian troops afraid to move around Avdiivka even after capturing city - military expert Zgurets
14:36
British intelligence explains why Putin needs to "clean up" information space in Russia
14:13
Exclusive
Scholz holds key: Military expert Zgurets reveals number of Taurus missiles Ukraine could acquire
13:58
Zelenskyy names reasons for Zaluzhnyi's resignation and change of military command
13:34
Pro-Soviet narratives imposed on deported Ukrainian children in camps in Belarus - Skhemy
13:14
 OSCE opens Living The War exhibition on Russian war crimes
12:50
Review
Ukrainian drone development during war and UAV strikes on Russian troops. Column by Serhiy Zgurets
More news