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08:26 21 Jun 2024

Drone attack on Russian military airfield causes fire and casualties in Krasnodar region

Yeysk, Temryuk, and Siversk districts of the Krasnodar region of Russia were under attack by allegedly Ukrainian drones. Six people were injured, and one person died.

The regional operational headquarters reported that.

As the Governor of the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation, Veniamin Kondratiev, reported this morning, one of the employees of the damaged boiler plant in Krasnodar was killed as a result of the fall of the wreckage of the drone.

The General Staff has stated that they successfully fended off all attacks. In the Temryuk district, pieces of destroyed drones were found in a guest house in the village of Volna. According to the operational headquarters, there were no reported deaths, injuries, or significant damage to infrastructure

Explosions also rang out in the Yeysk district. It is known that there is a military airfield in Yeysk. Local communities reported a fire near the airport. The Ukrainian side did not officially comment on the attack.

The General Staff later reported that the drone crash sparked a fire at the Ilsky Oil Refinery near Krasnodar. According to the statement, a total of six people were injured in the large-scale drone attack. Four were wounded on the southern outskirts of Krasnodar, as the Yuzhny bus station and boiler house sustained damage, while two more were injured at the Ilsky refinery.

The Ilsky refinery is located 17 km from the Afipsky refinery, which was reportedly attacked by drones the previous night.

In the morning, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the interception and destruction of 70 UAVs over Crimea and the Black Sea, 43 UAVs over the Krasnodar territory, and one UAV over the Volgograd region.

The officials also claimed that the Russian Federation's Black Sea Fleet naval aviation forces had reportedly destroyed six unmanned boats belonging to the Ukrainian Navy in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.

For reference:

On June 20, the Russian mass media reported that drones attacked the Afip refinery in the Krasnodar region of Russia. A fire broke out at the enterprise. An attack on a refinery in the village of Enem in Adygea has also been reported.

It should be noted that on June 18, drones attacked an oil depot in the village of Chushka, Temryuk district, Krasnodar Territory.

On that very day, drones launched an attack on a fuel depot located in the city of Azov, within the Rostov region. This led to a fire breaking out in the oil product tanks, which finally took two days to put out.

As per sources, the Security Service of Ukraine orchestrated the attack on oil depots in the Russian Federation.

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