SBU stands behind Ukraine’s drone attack on Russia’s oil terminal - source

SBU stands behind Ukraine’s drone attack on Russia’s oil terminal - source

As a result of a Ukrainian drone attack, Ust-Luga Oil’s oil terminal in Leningrad region suspended operations, while the SBU Security Service assumed responsibility for the operation.

That’s according to Ukrinform’s sources in law enforcement.

The attack on the sea terminal in Russia’s Ust-Luga was executed by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) as part of a special operation, one source said.

According to the source, the SBU drones hit the target with high precision, causing a large-scale fire, which led to staff evacuation.

Read also: Novatek terminal in Russia's Leningrad region on fire

"Oil terminal Ust-Luga Oil in the Leningrad region is an important object for the enemy. Fuel is processed there, which, in particular, is also supplied to the troops of the Russian Federation. A successful attack on such a terminal has caused not only economic losses to the enemy, depriving the invaders of the opportunity to profit off waging war in Ukraine, but also greatly complicates fuel supply routes for the Russian military," the agency’s source adds.

This terminal is one of Russia’s newest and most critical for the industry. It is oriented for exports but it also partly provides fuel to Russian troops.

After the SBU attack, all the tankers urgently evacuated the terminal’s water area farther into the sea. All loading was terminated.

This SBU attack not only caused significant material damage but also dealt a major reputational blow to Russia. According to Ukrinform’s sources, the Russians are forced to remove even more air defense systems from the frontlines in Ukraine to better protect their own rear.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Russia’s Novatek LNG producer, based on the Baltic Sea coast in Leningrad region, suspended its operations following an attack by Ukrainian drones that inflicted significant damage on the company’s facilities.

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