Satellite images capture the aftermath of the attack on the Azov oil depot

Satellite images capture the aftermath of the attack on the Azov oil depot

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Planet Labs satellite imagery demonstrated the aftermath of the drone strikes on an oil depot in the city of Azov.

According to satellite images released by Schemes journalists, the strike hit several oil storage facilities.

The storage facility in the Rostov region was hit on the night of June 18. The fire lasted for about a day at the tank farm.

On the morning of June 19, the regional office of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that a day after the attack, the fire at the oil depot had been localized to an area of 3,200 square meters.

The oil base belongs to Azovproduct. Up to 60 thousand tons of oil products per month pass through this Russian terminal.

Up to 30,000 cubic meters of oil products can be stored in tanks that caught fire as a result of a Ukrainian drone attack.

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Ukraine has not officially commented on the attack. According to an informed source in the security forces, the operation involved drones of the Security Service of Ukraine.

In recent months, dozens of facilities in Russia’s fuel and energy sector have been subject to similar attacks.

Due to attacks like the one in Azov, some oil refineries have stopped operating their primary oil processing units.

According to Reuters, at least seven Russian plants shut down their facilities in the first quarter.

Due to the attacks on the refineries, Russia has increased its purchases of gasoline from Belarus and asked Kazakhstan for supplies. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the attacks on the refineries a response to Russian troops’ strikes on Ukraine’s energy sector.

As previously reported, on the night of June 18, a Russian oil depot in Krasnodar Krai on the shores of the Kerch Strait came under attack. It is claimed that Neptune cruise missiles could have been used to carry out the strike.

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