NewsDrone attacks across Russian regions leave refinery ablaze, two injured

Drone attacks across Russian regions leave refinery ablaze, two injured

Another drone attack in Russia. An oil refinery is burning in Ryazan.
Another drone attack in Russia. An oil refinery is burning in Ryazan.
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9:46 AM EDT, March 13, 2024

The drone strike on the refinery in Ryazan, the capital of the Ryazan region situated about 125 miles south of Moscow, caused a stir among residents. Witnesses reported hearing three explosions, followed by the sight of smoke and flames engulfing the refinery.

Online videos demonstrate a drone launching an attack on the fuel plant.

Unofficial sources claim that a heat exchanger unit at the refinery has caught fire. The blaze has spread over 2150 square feet and continues to rage on. Many firefighters are on the scene, attempting to control the fire.

"The Ryazan oil refinery was targeted by a drone attack, resulting in a fire. Preliminary reports suggest there are casualties," Pavel Malkov, the governor of the Ryazan region, announced on his Telegram channel.

According to TASS, two individuals were injured in the incident and have been hospitalized in Ryazan in serious condition.

In the aftermath of the explosions and the fire outbreak at the refinery, residents reportedly observed additional drones flying over the city.

Massive drone attack targets Russia

The drone onslaught affected not only Ryazan but also the Voronezh and Belgorod regions, among others.

"Overnight, Russian air defense forces neutralized more than 30 Ukrainian drones above the Voronezh region, causing minor damage to infrastructure and residential areas," Alexander Gusev, the head of the region, shared on his Telegram channel. He confirmed that there were no casualties from the attack.

Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the Belgorod region, reported that the overnight drone attacks left 45,000 people without electricity.

Source: tass.ru, ria.ru, Telegram

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