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Oil depots in Smolensk region of Russia attacked by Security Service of Ukraine

Oil depots in Smolensk region of Russia attacked by Security Service of Ukraine Illustrative photo: Facebook com SecurSerUkraine

Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) drones attacked two oil depots in the Smolensk region of Russia on the night of April 24. The depots contained 26 thousand cubic meters of Russian fuel, according to RBC-Ukraine's sources.

Sources indicate that two Rosneft bases involved in storing and transferring petroleum products were targeted that night. These facilities are located in the settlements of Yartsevo and Rozdorovo in the Smolensk region.

According to sources, the strike was carried out by SSU drones.

The depots housed 26 thousand cubic meters of Russian fuel. Following powerful explosions at the sites, a massive fire broke out, prompting the evacuation of personnel.

"The SSU continues to effectively destroy military infrastructure and logistics that fuel the Russian army in Ukraine. These objects are and will remain our absolutely legitimate targets," a source said.


Last night, Russians complained of attacks on facilities in the Smolensk and Lipetsk regions. Russian officials reported fires at fuel and energy facilities.

Indeed, Vasily Anokhin, the governor of the Smolensk region, said that fires had occurred at two facilities in two districts of the region. Residents of the Smolensk region took to social media to report explosions and fires at oil depots.

Satellite images confirmed a massive fire at one of the oil depots.

Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Defense assured that it had repelled the attack and purportedly shot down eight drones in the Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, and Smolensk regions.