Unknown people tried to blow up the Druzhba oil pipeline in the Bryansk region, 40 kilometers from the border with Ukraine. Every fifth barrel of Russian oil exports is pumped along this route to Europe, Baza reports.
According to the Telegram channel, the incident occurred near the village of Gulevka early in the morning on Saturday, June 11. Three explosions thundered there, after which a signal was triggered about the loss of communication with the pipeline valve.
As a result, the electrical substation, protective mechanisms, cable and anti-dig pipe were damaged. The oil pipeline itself was not damaged and continues to operate.
According to the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel, sabotage groups allegedly constantly penetrate into the region from the side of Ukraine and mine various objects.
“At the end of May, six border guards were killed in a battle with a sabotage group in the Bryansk region. Last night, saboteurs planted explosive devices under the Druzhba oil pipeline, the publication says.
At the end of April, in the Bryansk region, two large oil depots burned down overnight. One of them is a storage facility with a capacity of 10 thousand tons, which is part of the Druzhba pipeline system. Rescuers from seven regions had to put out fires for seven hours. Presumably, the attack was carried out from drones.
In early April, a fire broke out at an oil depot in Belgorod, a region that also borders Ukraine. Then the Russian authorities blamed Ukrainian helicopter pilots for the incident. Kyiv denied this.