The Ukrainian drone reached its target.  The refinery's capacity will be reduced by half

Russia has attacked critical infrastructure in Ukraine since the beginning of the war. Kiev has decided to pursue such a strategy in recent months and has targeted Russian refineries and energy facilities.

According to Russian propaganda, the Ukrainian drone attack on Tuesday was one of the largest attacks during the conflict so far. According to the Russians, 25 drones were shot down over Moscow, Belgorod, Kursk, Bryansk, Tula and Orel.

The refinery was damaged and production was cut by half

However, the Ukrainian attack had the intended effect – The drone reached one of the targets, Lukoil's NORSI refinery near Nizhny Novgorod. The successful attack was confirmed by the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Gleb Nikitin.

According to Reuters findings, the main crude oil distillation facility (AVT-6) was damaged, which means that the capacity of the Norsi refinery will be reduced by at least half.

One of the major Russian refineries

According to industry sources, Norsea processes approximately 15.8 million tons of Russian oil annually, representing 5.8 percent. Total oil refining in Russia. The damaged refinery also produces approximately 4.9 million tons of gasoline annually (11 percent of domestic production). Furthermore, NORSI is responsible for 6.4%. Russian diesel accounts for 5.6 percent of heating oil and 7.4 percent of aviation fuel production.

Attacks on refinery infrastructure represent a growing problem for Russian authorities on the eve of the presidential elections scheduled for March 15-17. . As of March 1, Russia imposed a six-month ban on fuel exports, according to the official narrative, to combat summer fuel shortages.

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