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Ukraine launches massive attack on Russian port, oil refinery, power plant

Ukraine launches massive attack on Russian port, oil refinery, power plant Photo: Aftermath of drone attack on oil refinery in Russian Tuapse (Russian media)

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) utilized over a hundred drones overnight to attack Russian targets in Sevastopol, Tuapse, and Novorossiysk. These targets include a seaport, an oil refinery, an oil terminal, and a power substation.

According to sources within the special services, some Russian military facilities were targeted. The comprehensive operation utilizing surface and aerial drones aimed at neutralizing ships and other vessels of the Russian Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk.

As a result of the deployment of enemy air defense systems, other objects were also damaged. Russian sources report that over a hundred drones attacked their military infrastructure. Sources within Ukrainian special services assert that all drones used were of Ukrainian origin.

Specifically, the SBU and GUR conducted a joint operation in Sevastopol Bay, resulting in fires throughout the night.

Additionally, reconnaissance units struck the seaport of Novorossiysk, where explosions occurred near the oil terminal and at the railway station.

Furthermore, the SBU targeted the Tuapse oil refinery with drones, which the Russians had begun to restore. However, after the new explosions, repairs will have to start again, sources note. The Sevastopol power substation was also attacked, leading to power disruptions.

"Today's special operation showed that the Russians cannot protect their main naval bases in Sevastopol and Novorossiysk. All they can do is hide military ships deep in ports behind civilian vessels. The dominance of the Russian Black Sea Fleet is something the Russians can forget about. Ukrainian 'bavovna' ('explosions' - ed.) will find them everywhere!" noted an informed source.


The Russian Ministry of Defense reported today that over 100 Ukrainian drones were allegedly destroyed over Russian territories last night, as well as in the occupied Crimea.

Reportedly, the Russian air defense system destroyed and intercepted 51 UAVs over the Crimean peninsula, 44 over the Krasnodar Krai, 6 over the Belgorod region, and 1 over the Kursk region.

Additionally, it was claimed that Ukrainian unmanned boats in the Black Sea were destroyed by the maritime aviation and patrol boats of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.

However, footage from the attack sites tells a different story. Initially, Novorossiysk in the Krasnodar Krai was targeted, where witnesses counted over 35 explosions, and the port was de-energized. Videos of a fire at an oil refinery in Tuapse emerged online. There was also significant activity in the occupied Sevastopol, where a power substation was hit, leading to reported power outages.