Ukraine’s Capital Kyiv Officially Acknowledges Ukrainian Drones Struck Drone Facility in Tatarstan, 1,265 Kilometers Distant

Ukraine’s Capital Kyiv Officially Acknowledges Ukrainian Drones Struck Drone Facility in Tatarstan, 1,265 Kilometers Distant

Kyiv Post’s sources from Ukraine’s Military Intelligence Directorate (HUR) confirmed that Ukraine had targeted a drone assembly facility in Yelabuga, Tatarstan, more than 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) from Ukraine.

The source said that this was a special operation of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry (HUR) and that the strike caused significant damage to drone production facilities.

Meanwhile, Russian officials claimed that the Ukrainians had failed to reach their targets, and succeeded only in injuring people.

The press service of the head of the Tatar republic, Rustam Minnikhanov, wrote on Telegram:“Drone attacks took place against factories in Tatarstan at Yelabuga and Nizhnekamsk.”

It added that the attacks: “did not cause serious damage and the activity in the factories was unaffected. Unfortunately, in Yelabuga, people were wounded.”

Videos posted on Telegram allegedly show drones hitting targets in Tatarstan.

The city of Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan is home to the large Taneko oil refinery. Reports on Ukrainian social media claimed that the oil refinery was the target of a second attack, however, Kyiv Post’s sources could not confirm these reports at press time.

The special economic zone near Yelabuga houses chemical, mechanical engineering and metal treatment factories, one of which is believed to be used for the assembly of Shahed/Geran kamikaze drones.

Tatarstan is one of the most economically developed regions of Russia, in the east-central part of European Russia about 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Moscow. The republic lies in the middle Volga River basin around the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers.

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Ukrainian social media channels were saying that the attacks were carried out by Ukrainian UJ-22 drones belonging to HUR, which Kyiv Post was able to verify.

Video posted on Telegram suggests that Russian authorities were playing down the extent of the damage caused.

The security forces in Tatarstan have been put on high alert.

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