13 June 2024
Ukraine raided across the border, setting fire to Russian oil depots 0

Ukraine raided across the border, setting fire to Russian oil depots 0

(Dan Tri) - Ukraine continues to raid a Russian oil and gas facility, causing a large fire in the border area.

(Dan Tri) – Ukraine continues to raid a Russian oil and gas facility, causing a large fire in the border area.

The fire broke out after the oil warehouse in Kursk was raided (Photo: Telegram/RT).

Local governor Roman Starovoyt confirmed at dawn on February 15 that Ukrainian forces targeted an oil and gas facility in Russia’s Kursk border region with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

According to Russian officials, the Ukrainian attack occurred on the outskirts of the city about 450km south of Moscow, targeting an oil and gas facility.

According to preliminary reports, the drone attack caused no casualties.

Several Telegram channels posted videos showing a large fire at the scene of the attack.

The attack in Kursk is the latest in a series of attempted attacks by Ukraine targeting Russian energy facilities following the outbreak of conflict in Ukraine.

Last month, a drone was used to attack an oil refinery in Russia’s Yaroslavl region.

The oil and energy export industry is an important lifeline of the Russian economy, accounting for about 30% of state budget revenue.

`The problem at Russian oil refineries has become systemic,` Anton Gerashchenko, advisor to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, wrote on social network X shortly after the fire at a major oil refinery owned by

Citing industry data, Bloomberg comments that if Ukraine successfully raids two large Russian oil depots in the Baltic Sea, Ust-Luga and Primorsk, Ukraine could cause Russia to stop exporting 1.5 million barrels of oil per day, causing

The daily amount of oil transported through these two oil terminals accounts for more than 40% of Moscow’s total crude oil exports by sea on average from January to November 2023, according to Bloomberg.

According to Forbes, recent attacks on Russia’s fuel infrastructure are based on the principle of detonation using small, cheap drones.

Although small UAVs cannot carry as much explosives as fighters, with good targeting capabilities, they can attack ammunition or fuel stockpiles.

Forbes assessed that a large number of Russian oil and gas facilities are within range of Ukraine’s attack and protecting them all is impossible.

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