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​Not Just Oil Refineries: Ukraine's General Staff Reveals All Targets of Overnight Drone Attack on russia

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​Not Just Oil Refineries: Ukraine's General Staff Reveals All Targets of Overnight Drone Attack on russia

General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces revealed the number of targets on the russian territory and in the occupied Crimea hit during the night air raid of long-range attack drones

On the night of June 21st, the Ukrainian Defense Forces carried out a large-scale drone attack on a multitude of facilities in russia and on the Crimean Peninsula. The videos of fires observed at the oil refineries were shared online but industrial plants were not the only targets, as follows from the written report published the next morning by the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF).

The Ukrainian military confirms the preceding June 20th strikes on two refineries directly on russian territory and reveals some details on the latest large-scale UAV raid on June 21st, too.

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To start with, the General Staff clarified that the Afipsky, Ilsky, Krasnodar, and Astrakhan oil refineries were damaged, all named after the cities or localities they are located in.

"In addition, strikes were carried out on the radar stations and signal intelligence centers of the russian invaders in the Bryansk region and in the temporarily occupied Crimea," the report says.

But the most interesting detail about today's night attack is that besides all the abovementioned targets in the Krasnodar Krai, Ukrainian drones also reached the bases where iranian Shahed-136 (known in russia as Geran-2) loitering munitions were stored and prepared for suicide attacks against Ukraine. The bases also hosted Shahed-136 operators, training facilities, and communication nodes.

"As a result of the mission, a series of explosions and a fire, followed by detonation, were recorded [on the site]," the UAF General Staff noted.

Illustrative photo: Shahed-136 loitering munition / Defense Express / Not Just Oil Refineries: Ukraine's General Staff Reveals All Targets of Overnight Drone Attack on russia
Illustrative photo: Shahed-136 loitering munition / Open-source photo
However, the message does not mention any damage to the airfield in Yeysk despite unofficial reports suggesting one of the strikes had landed there, and on the 726th Air Defense Training Center nearby. It is safe to assume that more information may be published later, after the investigation of results is concluded.

The russian Ministry of Defense, on the other hand, issued a report of its own stating that "all threats were shot down," including 70 UAVs allegedly intercepted over Crimea and 44 more in the skies of russia.

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