Ukrainian Drone Hits Gazprom Refinery Over 1,500 km into Russia

A fire broke out at the Gazprom-owned Salavatnefteorgsintez refinery in the Bashkortostan Republic, located North of Kazakhstan, following a drone strike on May 9.

The drone attack reportedly hit the plant’s catalytic cracking unit around 0400 EST, causing a minor fire. Despite the incident, no evacuation was needed, and emergency services and security department leaders arrived promptly on-site. Bashkortostan’s President, Radiy Khabirov, confirmed that no casualties had been reported.

A source from Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) declared to Ukrainskaya Pravda that a Ukrainian long-range drone set a historic record, covering 1,500 km to reach the refinery.

The Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat refinery is one of Russia’s largest oil refining and petrochemical complexes, producing gasoline, diesel fuel, and other petroleum products.

Khabirov and other regional officials continue to monitor the situation, assuring that the plant remains operational.