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Victorious news of 761st day of war: Russian refinery shuts down half of its capacity after UAV attack, Drone Army destroys 370 units of equipment

25 March, 2024 Monday

A refinery in Samara shut down one of its two units after a drone attack, and Ukrainian drones hit over 370 pieces of Russian equipment

Samara refinery partially shuts down after drone attack

In the Russian city of Samara, the Kuibyshev Oil Refinery shut down one of its two CDU-5 primary processing units after a drone attack. This put half of the refinery's capacity out of commission. Reuters reports this.

The article states that the capacity of CDU-5 is 9,500 tons per day, which equals 70,000 barrels. The second oil refinery has a production capacity of 10,500 tons of oil per day. It is currently unknown whether this unit is operating normally.

According to Reuters estimates, Russia's oil refining capacity, which was shut down in the first quarter due to Ukrainian drone attacks on at least seven refineries, is about 7% of the total - 4.6 million tons (370,500 barrels per day).

Last year, the Kuibyshev refinery was the 29th largest refinery in Russia in terms of production: its share was 1.34% of the total refining volume, namely 3.687 million tons of crude oil. It produced 624,000 tons of gasoline (1.42% of the total Russian output), 1.187 million tons of diesel fuel (1.35%), and 1.040 million tons of fuel oil (2.56%).

Drone Army hits over 370 units of Russian equipment in week

Over the past week, the Ukrainian drones have destroyed more than 370 pieces of Russian equipment. And these are only those cases that have video evidence. This was announced on his Telegram channel by the Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov.

Russian tanks, strongholds, guns, and trucks have been affected by the drones.

"I have repeatedly said that modern warfare is a war of technology. We are working to ensure that there are more technologies at the front," noted Fedorov.

Despite problems with power supply, subway service resumes in Kharkiv

On March 25, subway trains resumed running in Kharkiv. This was announced by Mayor Igor Terekhov.

"Our power engineers have done the seemingly unimaginable, and we have managed to launch the subway. The subway is running on all lines, with a 20-minute interval. I thank everyone involved, both power engineers and transport workers, for their excellent work!" he said.

During the Russian attack on March 22, energy infrastructure facilities were damaged. In particular, the missiles destroyed Kharkiv CHPP-5, which generated not only heat but also electricity for the city.

US imposes sanctions on those who help Russia evade sanctions

On March 25, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control imposed sanctions on 30 organizations and two individuals providing virtual financial services in Russia, the press service of the US Treasury Department reports.

"The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has imposed sanctions on thirteen entities and two individuals for their activities in the financial services and technology sectors of the Russian Federation's economy," the statement says.

These are individuals who develop or offer services in the field of virtual assets that allow them to evade US taxes and sanctions.

Most individuals and legal entities facilitated transactions or offered other services that helped already sanctioned entities evade the sanctions already imposed.

Ukrainian air defense has shot down over 2,000 missiles since February 24, 2022

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, air defense forces have shot down more than 2,000 Russian cruise and ballistic missiles. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Defense.

"Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, more than 2,000 Russian cruise and ballistic missiles have been shot down. This is the result of the titanic work of Ukrainian air defense. Modern air defense systems provided by our partners have saved thousands of lives," the statement says.

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