Oil and gas facilities were heavily attacked, Russia launched a response
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Oil and gas facilities were heavily attacked, Russia launched a response

(Dan Tri) – Russia conducted 39 attacks in response to Ukraine’s efforts to destroy Russian energy and oil and gas facilities.

Russian missiles were launched to destroy targets in Ukraine (Photo: Sputnik).

`From March 31 to April 5, the Russian armed forces carried out 39 large-scale attacks using high-precision long-range weapons launched from air and ground, drones,

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, `the objectives of the attack were achieved and all targets were hit`.

The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that Ukraine lost more than 2,110 soldiers in the Donetsk region in the past week.

Over the past week, the Russian armed forces repelled 15 counterattacks by the Ukrainian army in the Donetsk region, and took control of the village of Vodyane in the Avdiivka region, Donetsk region, Eastern Ukraine.

`The enemy lost more than 2,110 soldiers, 6 tanks, 11 armored fighting vehicles, 89 vehicles and 40 field artillery pieces in the Donetsk area,` the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Ukraine also lost more than 1,695 soldiers in the Avdiivka region, more than 760 soldiers in the south of Donetsk, 270 soldiers in the Kupyansk region and more than 240 soldiers in the Kherson region.

Ukraine has announced attacks on Russian oil refineries and energy facilities in recent months, including attacks targeting targets 1,000km deep within Russian territory.

According to local media, after a period of developing long-range attack capabilities, Ukraine began to increase UAV (drones) attacks on Russian oil refinery systems in the past few weeks, including

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed in March that the White House had asked Ukraine to stop attacks on Russian energy infrastructure, including oil refineries.

However, he emphasized that Ukraine will continue such attacks if the US does not provide Kiev with more modern weapons.

Reuters news agency quoted a NATO official on April 4 as saying that Ukraine’s attacks may have disrupted more than 10%, or even more than 15%, of Russia’s oil refining capacity.

According to NATO officials, `fewer and fewer Russian energy facilities and critical infrastructure are safe from attacks.`

Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov announced that damaged Russian oil refineries will return to normal operations in early June.

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