Drone attacks oil pipeline substation near Russia’s Belgorod

4 March, 07:25 PM
Transneft reservoirs (Photo:REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)

Transneft reservoirs (Photo:REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)

A drone attacked a substation of the Transneft-Druzhba oil pipeline in Russia’s Belgorod Oblast on the morning of March 3, the Russian Telegram channel Baza reported on March 4.

A UAV equipped with an improvised explosive device crashed into an empty tank with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes, resulting in a 1-square-meter hole.

Four people were evacuated from the substation. There were no reported injuries.

The incident occurred in the village of Razumnoye, near Belgorod, according to the Astra Telegram channel.

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Several powerful explosions rocked Belgorod in early February, resulting in a fire at an oil depot and a damaged plant.

There were additional drone attacks in Belgorod later in the month, with Belgorod Mayor Valentin Demidov saying that a UAV had flown into an apartment window in the city and local authorities discovering the wreckage of three drones on Feb. 27.

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