Drone strikes on the Ruscist oil refineries complement sanctions


The Russian Federation is gradually losing the privilege of waging the war on the territory of Ukraine alone. Ukrainian drones reach the Russian territory at a distance of 1000 km from the Ukrainian borders.

The constant build-up of drone attacks on the Russian energy infrastructure, which supports its aggressive war, is a necessary way to exhaust the Russian war economy.

Russian air defences are unable to protect the key energy facilities.

An effective way to undermine the Russian war economy can also involve the use of swarms of drones against the main oil pumping and gas compressor stations, since they are the arteries of the Russian energy industry.


Volodymyr Omelchenko

Director, Energy Programmes

Born in 1967 in Kyiv

Education: Kyiv Politechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering (1992)

Author of over 50 scientific works and op-ed publications. Took part in development and implementation of international energy projects and scientific research in international energy policy


1992 – 1996 — worked in different positions in the mechanical engineering industry

1997 – 1998 — Head Expert of the Division of Oil, Gas and Petroleum Refining Industry of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

1998 – 2003 — Naftohaz Ukrayiny National Joint-Stock Company, in Charge of Oil Transportation Section

2004 – 2007 — Chief Consultant at the National Institute of International Security Problems of Ukraine’s NSDC

since February, 2007 — Leading Expert, Razumkov Centre. Director of Energy Programmes since 2013

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