(Moscow) A drone attack in southern Russia caused a fire at an oil refinery, the official TASS news agency reported on Thursday.
The fire, now extinguished, broke out in a tank at the facility in Ilsky, Krasnodar region, after an attack by “an unidentified drone”, according to an emergency services official quoted by the press release. TASS agency.
Local governor Venamin Kondratiev said on Telegram that the fire was contained to an area of 400 square meters and then quickly extinguished by emergency services.
This incident comes after several drone attacks denounced by Russia, including one having aimed, according to Moscow, to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.
In Volna, in the Krasnodar region, a fuel depot caught fire overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. Officials said the incident was caused by a downed drone.
On Wednesday, Russia claimed to have shot down two Ukrainian drones that targeted the Kremlin in Moscow, and denounced an assassination attempt on Mr. Putin.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denied any attack from Kyiv targeting his Russian counterpart.