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Grafik zeigt die jüngsten Angriffe gegen Russland.


Jüngste Angriffe auf Russland

By Duncan Mil

May 31, 2023 - Kiew versucht den Kreml zu verunsichern, noch vor der seit langem geplanten Offensive. Zuerst kamen Drohnenangriffe auf die Kuppel des Senats im Kreml sowie auf ein Ölterminal in der russischen Krasnodar Region am 3. Mai. Das Feuer im Ölterminal musste von 188 Feuerwehrleuten gelöscht werden.

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