An intense fire broke out in a refinery in southern Russia near the Ukrainian border after a drone crashed. "The firefighters completely extinguished the fire that broke out in the morning at the oil processing plant in Novoshakhtinsk, in the Rostov region," local civil protection said Wednesday morning, according to the Interfax agency reported by Welt. The fire affected only a small area of about 50 square meters and was quickly brought under control, according to authorities. Here's where the installation is
Videos have circulated on social media showing a drone flying towards the refinery and then crashing into it before a loud explosion and flames. After the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Russian border regions have also come under repeated attacks in recent weeks – according to reports from Moscow from the Ukrainian side. Kiev does not comment on these allegations.
According to commentators on the video, the drone came from the direction of Ukraine. However, the breakaway areas of Donetsk and Luhansk are still located between the Rostov-on-Don region and the Ukrainian territory controlled by the Kiev troops, so it would be curious that a Ukrainian drone has crossed an entire area controlled by the Russians without coming never intercepted. It would not be a good signal for Moscow's anti-aircraft.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/drone-attacca-raffineria-nel-sud-della-russia/ on Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:50:15 +0000.