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Russian refinery in Samara region shut down after yesterday's attack

Russian refinery in Samara region shut down after yesterday's attack Fire at Russia's Kuibyshev oil refinery (Photo: rosmedia)

The Kuibyshev Oil Refinery in the Samara region of Russia was shut down after yesterday's drone attack during the night of March 23. One of the installations was damaged there, according to the Russian agency Astra.

As a result of the drone strike on the Samara oil refinery, the AVT-4 installation was damaged. This led to the shutdown of the plant's production cycle.

The agency also states that the drone strike on the refinery occurred on Saturday morning, March 23.

According to the publication, this is already the twelfth attack on oil refineries in the territory of the Russian Federation over the past three weeks.


On the night of March 23, explosions occurred at the Novokuibyshevsk Oil Refinery in the Samara region, which is part of the Rosneft group. There was also a powerful fire there. It was written on the Internet that the refinery was allegedly attacked by drones.

Later, Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, stated that a fire broke out at this refinery and explosions were heard. According to Ukrainian intelligence, an "incident" occurred there.

The Novokuibyshevsk Oil Refinery produces fuel for jet engines, oils for missile carriers, and passenger cars.

Attacks on oil refineries in Russia

Earlier, Ukrainian special services stated that Defense Forces had struck 12 Russian oil refineries using drones.

British intelligence claimed that recent attacks have resulted in at least 10% of Russian oil refinery capacities being disabled. According to the Ministry of Defense of Britain, Russia is unlikely to be able to protect all refineries from Ukrainian attacks.

The Financial Times recently reported that the United States allegedly called on Ukraine to stop attacking Russian energy infrastructure. Washington fears that strikes on Russian refineries could lead to an increase in global oil and gasoline prices.

In turn, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Olha Stefanishyna stated at the Kyiv Security Forum that oil refineries in Russia are legitimate targets for Ukraine from a military point of view. By striking these facilities, the Defense Forces act in accordance with NATO's best practices, added the official.

Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak stated that Ukraine has not received calls from the United States to stop attacks on Russian oil refineries.