Video of alleged drone attack on Russian oil depot appears online

22 December 2022, 06:46 PM
Russian authorities reported a drone attack in the Oryol oblast on November 16 (Photo:zonov_sl/Twitter)

Russian authorities reported a drone attack in the Oryol oblast on November 16 (Photo:zonov_sl/Twitter)

A video of a drone strike, probably on a Russian oil depot in Oryol Oblast on Nov. 16, has surfaced on Twitter. 

The footage was posted by Ukrainian blogger and activist Serhiy Sternenko.

He pointed out that explosions were reported at oil depot near the Russian city of Oryol, about 170 kilometers from the Ukrainian border.

The footage shows what appears to be two separate attacks on tanks at the depot, with what appears to be a slow-flying drone or UAV twice dropping a pair of what look like mortar shells – or perhaps two drones dropping two bombs each.

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It is not possible to tell from the footage how many drones were involved in the alleged attack, and Sternenko writes that he does not know what kind of drone hit the oil depot.

Russian authorities reported a drone attack in Oryol Oblast on Nov. 16. According to them, the UAV struck an oil depot in the village of Stalnoy Kon at 4 a.m. local time. Russian media shortly after the attack in November showed footage of damage to one of the oil tanks at the depot.

Earlier, representative of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine Vadym Skibitsky confirmed that Ukrainian forces are conducting military operations inside Russia.

Ukrainian drones are thought to have struck three Russian air bases on Dec. 5 – the same day Russia launched a massive cruise missile attack on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure that left many Ukrainian cities without power, some for several days.

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