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Defense forces attacked power stations and oil depot in Russia - Sources

Defense forces attacked power stations and oil depot in Russia - Sources Illustrative photo: Defense forces attacked power stations and an oil depot in Russia (Getty Images)

Ukraine has targeted the energy infrastructure that powers Russian military facilities. Power substations and a fuel storage base in Russia were hit, reports RBC-Ukraine, citing sources.

According to sources, on the night of April 20, dozens of Ukrainian drones "visited" eight regions of Russia - Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Tula, Smolensk, Ryazan, Kaluga, and Moscow.

At least three power substations and a fuel storage base were hit, resulting in fires.

Sources indicate that this was a joint operation involving the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU), the Main Intelligence Directorate, and the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The target was the energy infrastructure powering Russian military facilities. Following the attacks, some areas in Russia experienced problems with electricity and water supply.

"The SSU drones once again demonstrated their effectiveness and achieved results by successfully targeting infrastructure that supports the uninterrupted operation of military facilities in Russian territory," a source in the security services noted.

Oil refinery was under attack

According to sources from the Main Intelligence Directorate, kamikaze drones targeted several fuel and energy complex facilities in several regions of Russia.

Specifically, the drones hit an oil refinery in the Smolensk region and at least two power substations in Kaluga and Bryansk.

Eyewitnesses and journalists note that these targets were attacked by at least fifty drones.

Nighttime explosions in Russia

It is worth noting that on the night of April 20, Russians on social media reported explosions and drone attacks. The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed to have shot down 50 drones in six regions.

For example, in the Bryansk region, a fire broke out at an energy infrastructure facility. Videos of the massive fire were circulated on Russian social media.

The governor of the Smolensk region confirmed that a fuel and energy complex facility had been targeted. Eyewitnesses reported that drones struck an oil depot belonging to the Lukoil company.

For more details on the nighttime explosions in Russia, see the material by RBC-Ukraine.