The drones that attacked the Novoshakhtinsky oil refinery (refinery) occurred in Ukraine. This was announced on Wednesday, June 22, by the Governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev.
“According to one of the versions, the fire occurred as a result of an attack by unmanned aerial vehicles, according to preliminary data, of Ukrainian manufacture,” he said.
According to Golubev, one of the drones hit the lightning rod mast and fell on the territory of the plant. Another appliance may have caused the heat exchanger to ignite, RIA Novosti reports.
Before that, it became known that the fire broke out at an oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk, near Rostov. Information about the incident was received at 9:25. The fire area was 50 square meters.
The press service of the General Directorate of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry for the Rostov Region reported that the fire at the enterprise was completely extinguished by the rescue services.
Later, the management of the Novoshakhtinsk refinery confirmed that the fire at the company occurred as a result of the impact of two drones.
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