Fire erupts after several drones strike oil depot in Russia's Krasnodar Krai - video

Fire at an oil depot in the village of Yurovka, Krasnodar Krai of Russia, May 9
Fire at an oil depot in the village of Yurovka, Krasnodar Krai of Russia, May 9

Ukrainian drones struck an oil depot in the village of Yurivka, not far from the Crimean Bridge in Russia's Krasnodar Territory, on the night of May 9,  the BBC reported.

Residents reported that a fire broke out at the 'Temp' oil depot on the outskirts of Yurovka after around seven or eight drones hit the site around 3:00 a.m.

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The operational headquarters of Krasnodar Krai in Russia confirmed that drones struck an oil depot in Yurovka, the BBC added.

"About six UAVs were suppressed, but several fell on the territory of the oil depot," the headquarters admitted.

"As a result, a fire started — several tanks were damaged."

62 people and 20 pieces of equipment are involved in extinguishing the fire, said Anapa Mayor Vasiliy Shvets from the site of the attack.

Attacks on Russian refineries

Ukraine has regularly targeted oil refineries in Russia with long-range drones since the end of January.

Ukraine's SBU Security Service has carried out at least 13 successful attacks on Russian refineries, SBU head Vasyl Malyuk stated.

As a result, oil production and processing in Russia decreased by 12%, he said, adding that oil export revenues make up one-third of the Russian budget and the "lion's share" of the military budget.

It is known that the following facilities have been targeted:

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  • Tuapse oil Refinery onJan. 24

  • Volgograd oil Refinery on Feb. 3

  • Afip oil Refinery on Feb. 9

  • Ilya oil Refinery on Feb. 9

  • Lukoil-Nizhny Novgorodnefteorgsintez Plant on March 12

  • Ryazan oil Refinery on March 13

  • Kaluga oil Refinery on March 15

  • Syzran oil Refinery on March 16

  • Kuibyshevsk oil Refinery on March 16

  • Slavyansk oil Refinery on March 17

  • Novokuibyshevsk oil Refinery on March 23

  • TANECO oil Refinery on April 2

  • Ilsky oil Refinery on April 27

  • Slaviansk-ECO oil Refinery on April 27

  • Ryazan oil Refinery on May 2

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