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Ukrainian intelligence details attack on Oskol metallurgical plant in Russia

Ukrainian intelligence details attack on Oskol metallurgical plant in Russia Photo: Andrii Yusov, representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach/RBC-Ukraine)

On the night of July 1, Ukrainian drones attacked the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant located in the Belgorod region of Russia. As a result of the attack, the plant was put out of operation, reports Andrii Yusov representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine.

"This is one of the key enterprises for the Russian military-industrial complex, with its main customers being military manufacturers - producers of automotive equipment, armored vehicles, and all who use metal," he said.

According to Yusov, the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant is the only full-cycle enterprise in Russia, and it has been halted.

"It will be problematic to restore full operation in the coming months. This means complications and disruptions in fulfilling defense orders and, consequently, supply chains," he noted.

The Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant is one of the largest producers of metal products in Russia and plays an important role in the country's defense industry. The plant supplies raw materials to enterprises that produce tanks, armored vehicles, missiles, and other weapons.

It is worth noting that this is not the first strike on the Oskol Electrometallurgical Plant this year. On March 23, the plant was already attacked by a drone, but the damage was minor.

Drone attacks in Russia

In recent months, Ukrainian special services have carried out a series of successful attacks on important enemy targets on its territory.

According to sources, Ukrainian-made drones have struck at least 30 enemy refineries, terminals, and oil depots.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said that it was no longer difficult for Ukrainian drones to cover a distance of 1,500 kilometers.