Several injured in 'massive' drone attack on oil refinery in Russia's Krasnodar Krai

A fire broke out in the Kavkaz port after a UAV attack
A fire broke out in the Kavkaz port after a UAV attack

A drone attack set an oil depot ablaze in the Temryuk district of Russia's Krasnodar Oblast on the night of May 3, Russian propaganda media RIA-Novost claimed, citing local authorities.

Three fuel tanks caught fire and several workers were injured in what was described as a "massive" attack, Governor Veniamin Kondratyev claimed.

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The blaze occurred at the port of Kavkaz, a depot that supplies fuel to Russian forces in the temporarily occupied regions of Crimea, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya, the Crimean Wind Telegram channel said.

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Monitoring groups released satellite images showing the fire at the port.

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The fire at the oil depot in the Temryuk district had been extinguished, RIA-Novosti later claimed.

Ukrainian officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Drone strikes on Russian refineries

Ukraine has regularly targeted Russian oil refineries with long-range drone strikes since late January.

Read also: Ukrainian drones hit Russian oil refinery in Tuapse, halting operations — Reuters

Strikes on Russian oil facilities include:

  • Tuapse Oil Refinery, January 24

  • Volgograd Oil Refinery, February 3

  • Afipsky Oil Refinery, February 9

  • Ilinsky Oil Refinery, February 9

  • Lukoil-Nizhny Novgorod Oil Refining, March 12

  • Ryazan Oil Refinery, March 13

  • Kaluga Oil Refinery, March 15

  • Syzran Oil Refinery, March 16

  • Kuibyshev Oil Refinery, March 16

  • Slavyansk Oil Refinery, March 17

  • Novokuibyshev Oil Refinery, March 23

  • TANEKO Oil Refinery, April 2

  • Ilsky Oil Refinery, April 27

  • Slavyansk Oil Refinery, April 27

  • Ryazan Oil Refinery, May 2

  • Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat, May 9

  • Kaluga Oil Refinery, May 10

  • Tuapse Oil Refinery, May 17

  • Vyborg Oil Refinery in Leningrad Oblast, May 19

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Russia is facing a gasoline shortage due to the oil refinery attacks.

Diesel prices for Russian consumers surged nearly 10% in a week, and gasoline prices have risen 20% since the beginning of the year, Politico reported on April 30.

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