NewsDrone strike sets Russian refinery ablaze amid escalating tensions

Drone strike sets Russian refinery ablaze amid escalating tensions

Attack on the refinery in Novokuibyshevsk
Attack on the refinery in Novokuibyshevsk
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12:44 PM EDT, March 25, 2024

Another Russian refinery is ablaze, captured on video this time. Footage released by the media depicts a drone zeroing in on the refinery's infrastructure, detonating upon impact with the structures.
The Novokuybyshevsk refinery attack was clearly executed using drones. Situated near Samara on the Volga River, the facility was targeted on Saturday, March 23.
These attacks on Russia's fuel infrastructure appear to be aimed at disrupting Russian military logistics. According to British intelligence, the assaults are inflicting substantial financial losses on Russia, rattling the domestic fuel market. Recent strikes have potentially cut at least 10% of Russian refineries' production capabilities.
The Financial Times disclosed on Friday that the United States supposedly cautioned Ukraine against attacking Russian oil refineries and other energy assets, fearing that such actions could spike energy prices and escalate the conflict.
Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Olha Stefaniszyna, argued that targeting oil refineries within Russia is militarily justifiable for Ukraine. She believes that Ukraine's actions align with NATO standards in this scenario.
Moreover, Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, refuted claims that the U.S. had urged Ukraine to halt strikes on Russian oil infrastructure.
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