(DailyDig.com) – According to a Ukrainian government official, Ukraine targeted sites in Russia during a nighttime drone strike on an oil facility in St. Petersburg. The operation used a domestically built drone that traveled 775 miles.
The attack occurred on January 18, according to the Ukrainian defense source, and the source claimed there were verified strikes from this new level of activity in the area.
According to Oleksandr Kamyshin, head of weapons manufacture, they successfully struck the objective, as cited in Davos.
An official appointed by Russia in occupied Ukraine claimed that Ukraine had previously tried to use a drone to attack a Russian oil port in the Baltic Sea overnight, but the attempt was unsuccessful.
The Defense Ministry of Ukraine did not respond to a request for comment, and the media were unable to independently verify the assertions made by Ukrainian sources.
This assault demonstrates that Kyiv is attempting to retaliate, even targeting locations deep within Russia, some two years after Moscow began its invasion in February 2022 of Ukraine. The second-largest city in Russia, St. Petersburg, is about 528 miles away from the closest point on the Ukrainian border.
Russia routinely launches long-range airborne assaults on Ukraine with drones and missiles, leaving Kyiv trying to design and deploy attack drones with a greater range to close the disparity in offensive capabilities.
On January 13, Ukrainian soldiers were seen taking an oath and getting ready to fight in a professionally made film broadcast by senior general Valeriy Zaluzhnyi. He emphasized that the moment had come to “return what is ours.”
On January 13, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russian troops had successfully seized two far-reaching Storm Shadow cruising missiles which Britain had given to Ukraine. The ministry reported capturing short-range HARM and HIMARS-launched missiles made in the US, in addition to shooting down twelve drones during the previous day.
Crimea, a peninsula in the Black Sea that Russia captured and annexed in 2014, has been the target of missile and drone strikes by Kyiv.
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