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Ukraine's drones attack oil depot in Belgorod region, Rostov governor reports oil refinery hit

6 June, 2024 Thursday
11:01

On the night of Thursday, June 6, Russia reported an alleged drone attack on an oil refinery in the Rostov region. HUR's drones hit an oil depot in Belgorod region

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Ukrainska Pravda, RBC-Ukraine, and Hromadske reported the information, citing their own sources in the special service.

Ukraine's HUR drones attacked an oil depot near Stary Oskol, Belgorod region, Russia.

“HUR operation, targets were hit,” the source said.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region, reported the alleged attack on Belgorod region.

“The Ukrainian Armed Forces used a kamikaze drone to attack an oil depot in the territory of the Starooskolsky urban district. The explosion caused one of the tanks to catch fire. Four fire crews quickly extinguished the fire. The blast wave smashed windows in the security building. No one was injured,” he wrote. 

At the same time, a fire broke out at the Novoshakhtyn Oil Refinery in Rostov Region, according to Rostov Region Governor Vasily Golubev. 

"As a result of the UAV attack, a fire broke out at the Novoshakhtynsky Oil Refinery. Emergency response services are working at the scene,” he said. 

Later, he added that the fire was localized on an area of 100 square meters.

In the morning, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the work of Russian air defense, “Over the past night, regular air defense systems intercepted and destroyed thirteen Ukrainian UAVs over the territory of the Republic of Crimea, six UAVs over the Belgorod region, and one Neptune anti-ship missile over the territory of the Rostov region.”

  • Earlier, media reported that India's imports of Russian oil surged to a 10-month high in May as low capacity at damaged Russian refineries due to Ukrainian drone strikes forced them to export more Russian oil.
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