Russia claims ATACMS strike on oil depot in temporary occupied Luhansk Oblast – Video

Attack on oil refinery in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, on May 11
Attack on oil refinery in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, on May 11

Authorities of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” claimed that Ukrainian troops allegedly struck an oil depot in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, with ATACMS missiles, leader of “LPR” Leonid Pasichnyk wrote on Telegram on May 11.

They noted that strike allegedly killed three people and wounded eight others, four of whom were seriously injured.

According to Russians, attack on Rovenky oil depot was allegedly carried out using ATACMS missiles with cluster munitions.

"LPR authorities" also stated that strike damaged residential buildings, agricultural machinery, and civilian vehicles.

Leader of the so-called “LPR” Leonid Pasichnyk on May 7 said that Ukrainian military had struck an oil depot located in temporarily occupied Luhansk. According to him, strike damaged power lines, partially cut off electricity to houses in the area of oil depot, and set a high-pressure gas pipeline on fire. He also claimed that strike was carried out by ATACMS missiles. Ukraine did not comment on the incident.

Attacks on Russian refineries

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Ukraine has regularly targeted oil refineries in Russia with long-range drones since the end of January.

Ukraine's SBU Security Service has carried out at least 13 successful attacks on Russian refineries, SBU head Vasyl Malyuk stated.

As a result, oil production and processing in Russia decreased by 12%, he said, adding that oil export revenues make up one-third of the Russian budget and the "lion's share" of the military budget.

It is known that the following facilities have been targeted:

  • Tuapse oil Refinery on Jan. 24

  • Volgograd oil Refinery on Feb. 3

  • Afip oil Refinery on Feb. 9

  • Ilya oil Refinery on Feb. 9

  • Lukoil-Nizhny Novgorodnefteorgsintez Plant on March 12

  • Ryazan oil Refinery on March 13

  • Kaluga oil Refinery on March 15

  • Syzran oil Refinery on March 16

  • Kuibyshevsk oil Refinery on March 16

  • Slavyansk oil Refinery on March 17

  • Novokuibyshevsk oil Refinery on March 23

  • TANECO oil Refinery on April 2

  • Ilsky oil Refinery on April 27

  • Slaviansk-ECO oil Refinery on April 27

  • Ryazan oil Refinery on May 2

Read also: Fire erupts after several drones strike oil depot in Russia's Krasnodar Krai - video

Politico reported that Russia was running out of gasoline as a result of drone attacks on refineries on April 30. It was noted that diesel prices for Russian consumers rose by almost 10% over the week. Gasoline prices have increased by 20% since the beginning of the year.

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