A plastic-filled bomb was dropped on Transneft’s “Friendship” oil pipeline

Homemade explosives exposed on the Druzhba pipeline were filled with 500 grams of plastic and metal balls, writes RBC, citing a source in the regional police department.

According to the interlocutor of the publication, on March 15, around 7 am, the FSB of Russia in the Bryansk region reported that an unknown missile had been dropped on the roof of the outbuildings of the Friendship pumping station. According to the investigation, he was dropped from a drone.

The information has been confirmed for publication by another source familiar with the audit. He added that the device was made of a plastic tube and equipped with a detonator. He said law enforcement is now conducting an explosives investigation.

On March 15, Transneft spokesman Igor Demin reported that improvised explosive devices had been found at the Druzhba pipeline compressor station in Novozybkov in the Bryansk region. The filling of the explosives suggests that “the organizers of the sabotage did not intend to destroy the facility, but to kill people among the civilian personnel operating the oil pipeline station,” Demin said.

He also added that company employees noticed a drone from which another similar explosive was dropped. No one was injured, there was no damage.

This is not the first attack on the Druzhba oil pipeline. Firstly In February, a representative of the company accused Ukraine of shelling a section of the oil pipeline in the Bryansk region. March 4 Droneequipped with homemade explosives, hit the Transneft-Druzhba substation in the Belgorod region.

In recent months, Ukraine has regularly sent its drones to Russian territory. The largest drone attack took place on February 28. Subsequently, objects hundreds of kilometers away from the front line fell under the blows of UAVs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Drones hit the border regions of the Bryansk and Belgorod regions, as well as the Krasnodar Territory. Then the drone was spotted near St. Petersburg, which caused the authorities to close the sky over the city, and the Ministry of National Defense took off from two fighters. Another drone flew to the Moscow region and crashed near Kolomna, about 75 km from the capital.


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