Russia reports drone attacks in Tatarstan, more than 1,000 km from Ukraine

Russia reports drone attacks in Tatarstan, more than 1,000 km from Ukraine
Russia reports drone attacks in Tatarstan, more than 1,000 km from Ukraine

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Russia on Tuesday announced drone attacks on factories in Tatarstan, which is more than 1,100 km from Ukraine, and indicated that a group of people were involved in the strikes.

A defense source in Kyiv told news agencies AFP that the attacks were organized by the Ukrainian military catering agency. It is said that facilities where Iranian-made kamikaze Shahed drones were assembled were struck,

the source does not indicate where the attack was carried out. If the attack was carried out in the territory controlled by Ukraine, it would be one of the most distant Ukrainian drone strikes since the beginning of the large-scale war in summer 2022.

Drone attacks were carried out near factories in Yelabuga and Ninekamsk, regional leader Rustam Minikhanov announced on the Telegram platform.

A small number of people were killed in the attack at the Yelabuga factory, state news agency TASS reported, citing local rescue services.

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Videos published on social networks show how a drone resembling a plane explodes and a fireball rises into the sky in a business park in the city.

R. Minichanovas claimed that the attacks did not cause a large cave and did not have a path for the factories to work.

Near Yelabuga there is a special economic zone where chemical and mechanical engineering and metal processing factories are located.

The mayor of Ninekamsk said that several air defenses intercepted an attempt to attack a gasoline refinery in his district, TASS reported. He claimed that there was no beer or beer.

The RIA Novosti agency reported that the drone hit the territory of the Tanets refinery belonging to the Russian oil industry company Tatneft.

Citing the emergency services, she said that the fire was extinguished within 20 minutes. The operation of the factory has not been interrupted.

Ukraine has claimed responsibility for several drone strikes on oil refineries deep in Russian territory.

She claims that this is a justified response to Moscow’s attacks on its energy facilities, the aim of which is to paralyze Russia’s fuel sector, vital to its military and export earnings.

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