Mystery Explosion In Russia Has People Wondering
(UnitedVoice.com) – The Russian military has been attacking Ukraine for months. Bombs have destroyed homes, schools, hospitals, military installations, and other infrastructure. Now, Russia is accusing Ukraine of attacking them.
On June 22, two drones hit the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery near the Ukrainian border in Russia. The first drone struck the facility around 8:40 a.m. and hit a crude distillation unit. The strike caused a fireball. The second hit about 40 minutes later and was reportedly aiming at the crude oil reservoirs, but unlike the first, it didn’t cause a fire.
Reuters reported officials from the plant issued a statement calling the drone strike the “result of terrorist actions from the Western border.”
Ukrainian defenders struck an oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov region, Russian Federation. pic.twitter.com/LiSujLQ3e4
— Michael MacKay (@mhmck) June 22, 2022
The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery is the largest supplier of oil products to southern Russia. The strike on the facility isn’t the first time Ukrainian fighters have allegedly hit targets in the country; other alleged strikes destroyed bridges and various infrastructure.
Nonetheless, the war continues to rage on more than four months later with seemingly no end in sight. Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it clear he has no intention of pulling his troops out of the country until he meets his objectives.
Ukraine has not taken responsibility for the attack.
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