Ukraine's SBU responsible for latest drone attacks on 3 Russian oil refineries near Samara – source

Attack on one of the refineries in Russia on March 16
Attack on one of the refineries in Russia on March 16

Ukraine’s SBU security service attacked three Rosneft oil refineries in Russia’s Samara Oblast – Novokuibyshevsky, Kuibyshevsky, and Syzransky – with drones, NV sources reported on March 16.

The overnight attack on Russian refineries was effective. In total, these three refineries process approximately 25 million tons of oil per year, which is almost 10% of all Russian oil refining.

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"The SBU continues to implement a strategy to undermine Russia's economic potential, which allows it to wage war in Ukraine," the source said.

“The ‘pop’ season at Russian refineries is in full swing. Each such strike reduces the flow of petrodollars that feeds the Russian war economy.”

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Russian media reported fires at two oil refineries due to a drone attack on March 16.

The Russian Defense Ministry did not initially comment on the incident. Only in the morning did it claim the destruction of two drones over Belgorod Oblast.

NV's source said earlier that on March 13, three Russian oil refineries in Ryazan, Kstovo (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast) and Kirishi (Leningrad Oblast) were attacked by the SBU. The source noted that these attacks are a continuation of a series of special operations against enemy refineries that the SBU had previously launched.

Another source also said that on the night of March 13, the SBU, along with other representatives of the Defense Forces, attacked the Russian Air Force airbase in Buturlinovka and a military airfield in Voronezh with drones.

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