Ukrainian-made HUR drones attacked the Varichev mining and processing plant in Zaliznogorsk, Kursk region, on the morning of Wednesday, March 6, as reported by intelligence officials.

“The enemy is using these facilities for military purposes, to support the occupation army and its war of aggression against Ukraine,” Kyiv Post’s source in the intelligence services reported.

The attack was conducted using Ukrainian-manufactured drones.

The Kyiv Post source that “the activities will continue.”

According to the Mash Telegram channel, the drone hit a fuel tank on the plant’s grounds. The Russian Ministry of Health claims that the HUR launched the drones from the Sumy region of Ukraine.

An hour later, Russian Telegram reported a second strike by Ukrainian drones on the Varichev mining and processing plant in Zaliznogorsk, in Russia’s Kursk region.

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At the moment of publication, it’s reported there were doctors, several fire brigades and rescuers on the territory, who eliminated the consequences of the first strike.

“Before that, a missile threat was announced in the city. Residents were urged to hide, according to Mash.

Varichev Mining and Processing Plant is one of the largest iron ore mining and processing enterprises in Russia and the CIS

Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Plant is a Russian producer of iron ore raw materials located in the city of Zheleznogorsk, Kursk region. Part of the Metalloinvest metallurgical holding, it is one of the largest iron ore mining and processing enterprises in Russia and the former USSR.

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On April 2, 2023, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Metalloinvest and the Mikhailovsky Mining and Processing Plant were included in the US and UK blocking sanctions lists as companies associated with Alisher Usmanov, who was sanctioned by the US, EU, UK, and other countries after Russia’s attack on Ukraine as “responsible for financing the aggression.”

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