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Russian Oil Refineries Targeted By Ukraine’s Drones

Ukraine's fight against Russia's invasion has entered a new phase, pitting homegrown drone technology against a swathe of largely Soviet-era oil facilities.

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At least nine major refineries have been successfully attacked this year, currently taking 11% of the country’s total capacity offline by some estimates. As the conflict at the front lines has shifted in Moscow’s favor, the drone campaign is becoming a key plank of Ukraine’s defense – both in its symbolism and its strategic aims.

Russian Oil Refineries Targeted By Ukraine’s Drones

Bloomberg said it allows Kyiv to reach deep into Russian territory and strike an industry crucial to the Kremlin’s war effort, providing fuel to its armed forces and a flow of petrodollars into its coffers.

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