Possible drone strike shuts Russian oil refinery near Ukraine

Regional governor Vasily Golubev said on social media a fire had broken out in the refinery's vacuum plant. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM NEXTA_TV/TWITTER

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia's Rostov region, bordering Ukraine, suspended operations on Wednesday (June 22) after what may have been a drone strike, regional governor Vasily Golubev said on social media.

He said a fire had broken out in the refinery's vacuum plant, and that fragments of two drones had been found on the territory of the refinery.

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