One of the largest refineries in Russia was attacked by Ukrainian drones on Wednesday. According to new information, these drones may have been purchased from a Chinese e-commerce company.
Pictures traveled around the world: this Wednesday, The largest oil refinery in southern Russia Suicide was severely affected by the drone attack.
According to Russian officials and the media, the attack caused massive fire. Footage posted on social media showed the drone flying towards the Novoshaktinsk refinery in southern Rostov, Russia, five kilometers from the Ukrainian border.
First of all, all the information about the drones used is about the Bayraktar TB2 made in Turkey. Medium flight altitude and long endurance (MALE) fighter drones developed by Turkish company Baker.
But by operating the networks, the images were severed and separated by enthusiasts of the subject. Very quickly, these experts rejected the idea that each of the Turkish drones was estimated at $ 5 million.
A drone for 9,000 euros …
And according to the special site, War ZoneUsed drones are a feature of a model sold on the Chinese e-commerce company AliExpress.
One model was much cheaper than its Turkish clone (about 9,000 euros) and was converted into a decisive weapon of war.
On social networks, there is no shortage of arguments to lean towards this conclusion. Size, type and even sound … The pictures were extensively examined and the verdict was final.
So the drone used will be Skyeye, which sells for $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 on the AliExpress site. This will initially make it possible to carry 30 to 45 kg packs. The Ukrainians seem to have turned it into a low-cost but highly effective weapon of war.