Strikes on Russian oil refineries infographic
Graphic shows recent Ukrainian drone strikes on Russian oil refineries.
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Russian oil refineries targeted by Ukraine’s drones

March 20, 2024 - Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion has entered a new phase, pitting homegrown drone technology against a swathe of largely Soviet-era oil facilities.

At least nine major refineries have been successfully attacked this year, currently taking offline 11% of the country’s total capacity by some estimates. As the conflict at the front lines has shifted in Moscow’s favour, the drone campaign is becoming a key plank of Ukraine’s defence – both in its symbolism and its strategic aims.

It gives Kyiv the ability to reach deep into Russian territory and strike an industry that’s crucial to the Kremlin’s war effort, providing both supplies of fuel to its armed forces and a flow of petrodollars into its coffers, Bloomberg said.

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PUBLISHED: 20/03/2024; STORY: Graphic News
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