Oil refinery in Russia on fire after drone attack: Reports

Mar23,2024



New Delhi: A fire broke out in an oil refinery in Russia on Saturday. Samara region following a drone attack, Governor Dmitry Azarov Said.
“Last night, there were several drone strikes against regional oil refineries,” Governor Dmitry Azarov said in a regional government statement published on Telegram.
The Kuibyshev oil refinery, managed by Rosneft, is one of the largest in the Samara region, with an oil production capacity of 7 million tons annually.
According to Azarov, a drone attack on another refinery in Samara, Novokuibyshevsk, was “repelled without damage to technical equipment”.
He said, “We see that the enemy, which is facing defeat on the battlefield, is doing everything possible to weaken our stamina and unity.”
Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a press release that it had disabled “12 Ukrainian drones” overnight in the regions of Bryansk, Belgorod and Voronezh, all three regions bordering Ukraine, as well as Saratov. In the area too.
Ukraine, which has been facing Russian attacks for two years, has increased its attacks on energy sites inside Russia in recent weeks.
Kiev had promised to bring the fight to Russian soil in retaliation for numerous bombings on its territory.
, with input from agency)



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