War In Ukraine: Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Attacking Oil Depot
After what Russia said was an attack by two Ukrainian helicopters, an oil storage station in a Russian city just north of Ukraine was set on fire. A fire near residential towers in Belgorod, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the border, was captured on video and published on Twitter.
“They claim we are behind it for some reason. This is not the case in reality “Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of the Security Council, stated. Ukraine’s aircraft have never hit a Russian target before.
Russia Accuses Ukraine Of Attacking Oil Depot
Nonetheless, Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov blamed Ukraine for the strike, and Russian defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov later detailed the attack. He said two Ukrainian Mi24 helicopters entered Russian airspace at a low altitude at about 05:00 Moscow time (02:00 GMT) and
“launched a missile strike on a civilian oil storage facility” on the outskirts of Belgorod. According to him, some storage tanks were damaged and caught fire. He stated, “The oil storage facility has nothing to do with Russian armed troops.
“The incident “cannot be regarded as setting comfortable conditions for continuing the discussions” with Kyiv, according to President Vladimir Putin’s spokeswoman. Those peace discussions have made little headway thus far. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesperson, said Russia was now attempting to reorganize the gasoline delivery network in order to prevent Belgorod’s energy supplies from being disrupted.
The city, which has a population of 370,000 people, is located just north of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, which has been brutally shelled by Russian artillery and is still surrounded by Russian forces. IN a Telegram message, Governor Gladkov stated that no one was killed at the Russian national oil company Rosneft’s oil facility.
He stated that firefighters were attempting to put out the fire and that residences were not in danger. The ministry of emergencies shared a video of the fire on Telegram. Residents in the area were evacuated, and two individuals were hurt at the depot, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency.
It was reported that eight fuel tanks were on fire. Carlines formed later at nearby gas stations, although Mr. Gladkov indicated that Belgorod’s gasoline supplies were still sufficient. The blaze in three of the tanks has been contained, according to Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, but there is still a possibility of the fire spreading.
On March 29, numerous explosions were recorded near Belgorod at a munitions storage. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian defence ministry, claimed Russian “aggression” was being fought “on the territory of Ukraine.”This does not imply that Ukraine must take responsibility for all of the disasters and incidents that occur on Russian Federation territory.” This isn’t the first time we’ve heard charges like this.
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