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Graphic shows recent attacks against Russia.


الهجمات الأخيرة على روسيا

By Duncan Mil

May 31, 2023 - تسعى كييف إلى زعزعة الكرملين قبل هجومها المخطط له منذ فترة طويلة. في البداية جاءت ضربات الطائرات المسيرة على قبة الكرملين في مجلس الشيوخ وعلى محطة نفطية في منطقة كراسنودار الروسية في 3 أيار. حريق محطة النفط 188 تطلب حضور رجل إطفاء.

Three days later, a suspected Ukrainian drone strike caused a fire at a Russian oil terminal in Sevastopol, the naval base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet.

Next came an “inva­sion” of Russian territory by two anti-Putin militias -- the Freedom of Russia Legion and Russian Volunteer Corps -- both based in Ukraine, whose embar­rass­ing implic­a­tions for Moscow prompted it to divert front­line troops to bor­der regions.

Then, late last week, Ukraine launched a mar­ine drone attack on a Rus­sian spy ship in the Black Sea.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, as many as two dozen aer­ial drones attacked Moscow. And today, a drone struck the Afipsky oil refinery in Russia’s Krasnodar region, causing a fire.

The Afipsky refinery lies 80km (50 miles) east of the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk, one of Russia’s most important oil export gateways.

For its planned counterattack, Kyiv has built up a force of 40,000 troops trained at Western bases and armed with hundreds of new Western-supplied tanks and armoured vehicles.

PUBLISHED: 31/05/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Russian Foreign Ministry, U.S. Naval Institute