Oil depot fire, casualties reported in Russia’s Krasnador Krai following Ukraine’s drone strike

On the night of May 31, 2024, Ukrainian drones targeted an oil depot at Port Kavkaz in Russia’s Krasnodar Krai, causing significant damage and casualties.

The attack resulted in fires at the depot, with reports of multiple employees being injured. Local authorities and Russian media confirmed the strikes, with some sources reporting the destruction of several oil tanks and ongoing efforts to extinguish the fires.

Local authorities say the fire originated at a fuel depot housing three petroleum tanks. According to Crimean Wind, the fuel is used to supply gas to Russian forces in parts of occupied Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

Authorities claim that there are multiple casualties among the employees of the oil depot as a result of the strike.

A Ukrainian drone attack sparked a fire and damaged several storage tanks at a fuel depot in Russia’s Krasnodar region, the region’s crisis administration said on Friday.

About six drones were destroyed and debris fell on the refinery near the village of Yurovka, the administration said on the Telegram messaging app.

“Several tanks were damaged,” the administration said, adding no one was injured in the attack.

Drone attacks on energy facilities inside Russia’s territory have become more frequent in the past few months. Kyiv officials say that they conduct the attacks to undermine Russia’s war effort and respond to Moscow’s strikes on Ukrainian energy infrastructure.

The oil depot was last attacked on May 31, according to Russian state media.

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