This photo released by Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov’s telegram channel on Saturday, March 16, 2024, shows broken and burned cars after shelling from the Ukrainian side, in Belgorod, Russia. (Belgorod region governor Vyacheslav Gladkov telegram channel via AP)

Ukrainian drone strikes hit Russian oil refineries

Kyiv's forces have launched a series of attacks inside Russian territory in recent weeks, largely targeting oil infrastructure

By Christian Oliver |

Ukrainian drone strikes have struck two oil refineries in a cross-border attack, igniting an enormous blaze as Kyiv’s forces continue a series of retaliatory strikes inside Russian territory.

The governor of Russia’s Samara region said Kyiv’s attack hit two refineries in Syzran owned by oil giant Rosneft. He claimed there were no casualties as emergency services worked to put out the fire.

A Ukrainian source told Reuters that Kyiv’s SBU intelligence agency had struck three Samara region Rosneft refineries: Syzran, Novokuibyshevsky, and Kuibyshevsky.

“The SBU continues to implement its strategy to undermine the economic potential of the Russian Federation, which allows it to wage war in Ukraine,” the source said.

Unverified footage posted to social media showed the enormous inferno smothering the refinery following its evacuation.

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