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The SBU is behind the strikes on the Kushchevska airfield and the Sloviansk Refinery

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May19,2024

The targets of the Ukrainian drone strikes were the Kushchevska airfield and the Slovyan Refinery in Krasnodar, Russia. The airfield of the Russian military was used for strikes on Ukraine, a source told DW.

Drones struck military and energy facilities in Russia on the night of Sunday, May 19, by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), DW reported. informed source on condition of anonymity.

According to the source, the target of the night drone attack was the military airfield “Kushchevska” and the Slov’ oil refinery in the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation. “At the airfield, they (SBU drones. – Ed.) worked together with the Forces of Unmanned Systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the source informed. According to the source, “dozens of different planes that attack Ukrainian positions at the front: Su-34, Su-25, Su-27, MiG-29” were stationed at the military airfield.

Slovyanskyi Refinery suspends work after drone attack

At the same time it became known today that the oil refinery in Sloviansk-na-Kuban in the Krasnodar Territory suspended work after a night attack by drones. This was stated by Eduard Trudnev, director of integrated security of the group of companies “Slovyansk ECO”. “There were flights. The plant is now stopped. We are calculating the damage,” the Russian agency “Interfax” quoted him as saying.

He specified that this Russian refinery was not the first time that it became the target of Ukrainian strikes, but this time the drones were larger, “charges were carried much more, they were also filled with damage elements in the form of steel balls,” writes the Russian resource TASS.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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