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Russians claim drone attack on oil depot in Crimea

Russians claim drone attack on oil depot in Crimea Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russians claim that two drones attempted to attack an oil depot in the temporarily occupied Crimea on the morning of December 5, according to Russian propaganda Telegram channels.

As reported online, the attack allegedly took place around 5:00 AM today. Two drone-type unmanned aerial vehicles were said to have flown towards the Marine Oil Terminal. Russians, in their usual fashion, assert that all drones were shot down by air defense forces.

According to Russian media, the first UAV supposedly detonated in the air, with debris falling onto the oil depot's premises, while the second one crashed 70 meters away from one of the tanks. According to propaganda sources, there were no casualties.

Additionally, the Russian Ministry of Defense claims that a total of 41 drones were allegedly destroyed over the Azov Sea and Crimea this morning. The blame for drone attacks is conventionally placed on the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Explosions in Crimea

After the commencement of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, various cities in the occupied Crimea regularly experience explosions related to drone and missile strikes on occupiers' locations, vehicle depots, and more.

For instance, explosions were reported in the temporarily occupied Kerch overnight on December 5. The occupying authorities closed the Crimean Bridge. Russians on social media also reported sounds of explosions in Feodosia and issues with electricity supply in the Kerch region.

Moreover, Russia claimed a massive drone attack on the temporarily occupied Crimea on the night of November 24. Russian military units, as well as air defense systems, radars, and personnel of the occupiers, were reportedly hit in the city of Dzhankoi.

On November 23, explosions and machine gun fire were heard in Novofedorivka, Saki district of Crimea.

Also, on November 21, a series of explosions occurred in Sevastopol. Witnesses reported the first explosion in the city center around 12:15 PM. Despite no air alarm being declared in the city, later, as reported by Crimean Wind, at least five more explosions occurred.