According to the plant, the first drone struck at 1:40 a.m. EDT, causing an explosion, followed by a second attack, about 45 minutes later, which targeted an oil depot, causing property damage but no explosion.
The management of the factory did not specifically accuse the Ukrainian forces, but denounced terrorist acts coming from the western border,” located about 10 kilometers to the west.
A video posted on social media, the authenticity of which could not be immediately verified, shows a drone flying over an industrial area, shortly before an explosion accompanied by a fireball.
According to Governor Golubev, the fire started by the first attack was extinguished in the late morning, but the refinery will remain at a standstill for an indefinite period, while the damage is assessed.
Fragments belonging to two drones” were discovered on the site, he also announced in a message on Telegram, which would mean that the devices crashed on the site, voluntarily or not.