Ukrainian kamikaze drones blew up Russia’s oil depot in Kursk region

A major oil depot in a Russian border region has been destroyed in a Ukrainian kamikaze drone blitz sparking fresh humiliation for Vladimir Putin.

It came the day after Kyiv’s forces sank the Russian dictator’s large landing ship Caesar Kunikov in the Black Sea.

“A fire broke out as a result of a Ukrainian drone attack at an oil storage depot in the Kursk region,” said the governor.

“According to preliminary information, there are no casualties,” he said.

“All special services are currently working on the spot.”

Ukraine has now struck nine Russian oil depots since the start of the year.

Aims appear to be to hit supplies for the Putin war machine but also to limit Russian export capacities.

The oil depot is some 75km from the nearest Ukrainian territory.

A day earlier, Ukraine sank the 369ft warship Caesar Kunikov with a suspected crew of 87.

The attack was by five Magura 5 sea drones, said the head of Ukraine’s GUR military intelligence agency Lt-Gen Kyrylo Budanov.

“The ship was transporting cargo from Novorossiysk to Sevastopol,” he said.

“This is a serious loss, there is nothing to replace it” Captain 1st Rank of the Ukrainian Navy Reserve Andrey Ryzhenko told Radio Donbas Realii.

‘As I understand it, [the vessel] was given some task of delivering cargo to Sevastopol.

“Our military found out about this, chose the strike point, and chose it not by chance.”

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