MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. The Druzhba oil pipeline is functioning normally after an attempted shelling of the Novozybkov intermediate pump station (PS) in Russia’s Bryansk Region late on January 31, Transneft spokesman Igor Dyomin told TASS.
"An attempt was made last night to shell the Novozybkov intermediate pump station. The station is used in a one-time mode during peak loads on the Druzhba oil pipeline. The last time the station was used for a few hours was last year. There were no casualties in the attack, the repair team is working to fix any damage. Druzhba oil pipeline is operating normally," he affirmed.
Earlier, the Telegram channel Mash reported that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at the Novozybkov station, which is the Druzhba oil pipeline in Russia’s Bryansk region.
The Druzhba oil pipeline provides oil supplies to Belarusian refineries and its transit to Europe. The pipeline originates in the Samara Region, passes through Bryansk and then branches into two sections: northern and southern ones. It then goes on to Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and Hungary.