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Russian fuel depots are very vulnerable to drones, - UK intelligence

May 4, 2023

Fuel depots in the occupied territory of Ukraine and in the border areas of Russia remain particularly vulnerable to attacks.

This is reported by the UK Ministry of Defense on Twitter.


As noted in the summary, on 3 May, a fire broke out at a Russian fuel depot in Volna on the Russian mainland side of the Kerch Strait, close to the Crimean bridge. It was initiated by a suspected drone strike, which fits a pattern of damage to Russian fuel depots from earlier this year.

According to British intelligence, the disruption to the fuel storage and distribution network will likely force adjustments to Russia’s military refuelling operations to mitigate targeting.

"Russian adjustments could include deploying additional protection measures at fuel storage sites, as seen in Tuapse in Russia, or relying on infrastructure in less threatened regions," the British Defense Ministry said.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 04/05/2023

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