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Ukrainian intelligence attacks oil depot in St. Petersburg with drones

Ukrainian intelligence attacks oil depot in St. Petersburg with drones The Ukrainian intelligence attacked an oil depot in St. Petersburg with drones
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The drone attack on the oil depot in Russia's Leningrad region is a special operation of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine. There is confirmation that the targets were hit, according to a source in the special services.

The sources tell the agency that it was a DIU operation "involving modern Ukrainian means." Data is currently being collected, but there are already confirmed hits on targets.

The source also notes that from now on, military facilities in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region are "within reach of Ukrainian forces."

When asked if this was the first time Ukrainian drones had managed to reach the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation, the source clarified that "it was not the first time, but there are differences, and the enemy has felt them."

Drone attack in Russia on night of January 18

As a reminder, explosions were heard in several regions of Russia that night. In particular, in the Belgorod region, there were reports of air defense operations, and there was a victim.

In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the so-called downing of drones over Moscow and Leningrad regions. Local media have already stated that this is the first time this has allegedly happened over the latter.

At the same time, according to so-called Russian media, the UAV crashed and exploded on the territory of the oil and gas company Petersburg Oil Terminal (the largest Russian oil transshipment terminal in the Baltic region). The drone's wreckage also fell on the territory of the seaport, causing a fire.

In addition, the drones managed to fly over the Bryansk, Smolensk, Tver, and Novgorod regions.

Read more about the nighttime drone raid in Russia in RBC-Ukraine's report.