Not only the oil depot was under attack: a drone targeted the Tambov Powder Plant
Russia has reported a drone attack on the Tambov Powder Plant in Kotovsk. An unidentified unmanned aerial vehicle crashed on the plant's premises.
This information was disclosed in Russian Telegram channels, and Russians promptly accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of carrying out the attack on the plant.
The assault on the gunpowder plant in the Russian city of Kotovsk occurred on January 19 at four o'clock in the morning. The UAV landed near the gunpowder mixing shop. Although there were no casualties or damage, the staff was evacuated for safety.
The company had previously experienced explosions, notably in June and November of the previous year. In the first instance, four people lost their lives, and the explosion was allegedly caused by human error.
On the night of January 19, an unidentified drone also attacked an oil depot in Klintsy, Bryansk region, resulting in a massive fire that emergency services struggled to extinguish quickly.
Earlier reports indicated that during an attack on an oil depot in the Leningrad region of Russia, a Ukrainian drone flew over the residence of dictator Vladimir Putin in Valdai. This area is known for its high-security air defense measures, as is the entire region. The operation in the Leningrad region was conducted by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry. The Russians have concealed the impact on the oil depot.