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Drones crash on Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery territory: Plant's operation suspended

Drones crash on Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery territory: Plant's operation suspended Drones crash on Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery territory (Photo: russianmedia)

In Russia, drones attacked the territory of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery (Rostov region). The operation of the enterprise has been suspended, according to the representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine, Andrii Yusov, and to the governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev.

"What is happening there (at the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery - ed.) - the operation of the enterprise is currently suspended. This means that there will be problems and disruptions to certain plans for the enemy and additional opportunities and time for our defenders," Yusov said.

According to him, a series of events is currently taking place at the military facilities of the aggressor state, including at the specified enterprise.

"Even though we are talking about allegedly the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery, it is a military facility used to supply and support the occupation grouping in Ukraine. We do not comment in more detail. Furthermore, everyone can observe events often and in real-time," added the DIU representative.

What is said in Russia

Indeed, according to the Russian governor, on the morning of March 13, another three UAVs were allegedly destroyed by the next electronic warfare systems on approach to Novoshakhtinsk.

"The relevant services are clarifying the consequences on the ground," Golubev noted.

Later, he clarified that as a result of the operation of the next electronic warfare systems, the UAVs allegedly simply "fell" onto the territory of the Novoshakhtinsk oil products plant.

Golubev immediately reported no casualties or injuries, but at the same time, "technological facilities of the enterprise were stopped," and the consequences were clarified.

Drone attacks on oil refineries in Russia

On the night of March 13, drones attacked the oil refinery in Ryazan (Russia). Eyewitnesses reported a fire. It is also known about the injured.

Later, a source of RBC-Ukraine reported that Ukraine attacked three oil refineries in Russia with drones. These are the refineries in Ryazan, Kstovo, and Kirishi, both in the Nizhny Novgorod region and the Leningrad region.

For the second night in a row, drones have been attacking objects in Russia. On the night of March 12, drone flights were recorded in several regions. The oil depot and the oil refinery were under attack. At that time, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported detecting 25 drones and allegedly preventing the attack.