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March 13, 2024
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Ukraine’s drones spark fires in Russian oil refineries.


  • Ukraine drone attack damages two Russian oil refineries in Oryol region.
  • 25 Ukrainian drones targeted seven regions in Russia.

Ukraine launched a drone attack on Russian oil refineries in the Oryol region, causing damage to the facilities. The attack, which involved 25 Ukrainian drones targeting multiple regions, resulted in a fire at one of the oil processing refineries. Russian authorities confirmed the incident and reported that seven villages in the Belgorod oblast were left without electricity due to the drone strike. Ukrainian officials have not commented on the attack, which impacted the production of the NORSI refinery and disrupted a significant portion of Russia’s refined crude output.

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Ukraine’s drone attack on 12 March has damaged two Russian oil refineries in the Oryol region, Russian authorities confirmed. Russia’s state-owned news agency RIA said that two drones attacked the Kstovo industrial zone, a fuel and energy complex facility. Subsequently, a fire broke out at one of the oil processing refineries. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that 25 Ukrainian drones targeted seven regions, but no more details were provided about the incident at the oil refinery. Ukrainian officials have not responded to the statements made by Russian authorities regarding the attack.

Industry sources revealed that the main crude distillation unit at the NORSI refinery was damaged due to the drone attack, halting at least half of the refinery’s production. The NORSI refinery processes a significant portion of Russia’s total refined crude output, including gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, and aviation fuel. The attack has affected the production capability of the refinery, impacting the country’s overall fuel supply. The incident highlights the ongoing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, leading to disruptions in critical energy infrastructure.

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