Russian Electronic Warfare Systems Repel Drone Attack on Yaroslavl Oil Refinery

Annual capacity of the Slavneft-YANOS oil refinery stands at 15 million metric tons (300,000 barrels per day), making it a critical component of Russia's oil industry.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 10:39 AM, January 29, 2024
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Russian Electronic Warfare Systems Repel Drone Attack on Yaroslavl Oil Refinery
Russian electronic warfare system

An electronic warfare system intercepted and stopped a Ukrainian drone attack on the Slavneft-YANOS oil refinery located in the Yaroslavl region.

The incident, announced by the governor of the Yaroslavl region, Mikhail Evraev, through his Telegram channel, highlighted the effectiveness of the electronic warfare capabilities in safeguarding critical infrastructure.

"The electronic warfare system of the Slavneft-YANOS oil refinery prevented a drone attack. Law enforcement agencies and special services are working at the scene. There were no injuries, and there was no fire," stated Governor Evraev.

The thwarted attack occurred amidst a series of similar drone raids on Russian energy infrastructure in recent weeks, some of which have resulted in disruptions to fuel production.

The oil refinery targeted in this incident, Russia's third-largest by output in 2022, is situated approximately 250 kilometers from Moscow.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of a Ukrainian drone over the Bryansk region. Russian air defense systems neutralized the UAV, preventing what was described as an attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a “terrorist” attack.

The attempted attack on the Slavneft-YANOS oil refinery occurred at around 0700 local time (0400 GMT). Fortunately, the response of the electronic warfare system ensured that the incident did not lead to any injuries or fires. Although fuel supplies were briefly interrupted, they were promptly resumed.

This incident follows a recent event in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, where a Rosneft oil refinery burned down during the night. The escalating attacks on Russian energy infrastructure have raised concerns about the stability of the region's oil production and supply chain.

The annual capacity of the Slavneft-YANOS oil refinery stands at 15 million metric tons (300,000 barrels per day), making it a critical component of Russia's oil industry. Slavneft, as one of the ten largest oil companies in Russia in terms of production, plays a crucial role in the country's energy landscape.

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