Fire at Crimea fuel depot snuffed out after drone attack


© Reuters. A view reveals smoke increasing following a supposed drone attack in Sevastopol, Crimea, April 29, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer


( Reuters) – A fire at a fuel storage center in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, brought on by a drone strike, has actually been totally snuffed out, the Moscow-installed guv there stated on Saturday.

Professionals had actually taken a look at the website and “it ended up being clear that just one drone had the ability to reach the oil tank”, Mikhail Razvozhaev stated on the Telegram messaging app. Another drone was downed, its wreckage discovered on the coast near the terminal, he included. Previously he stated no one was hurt.

A Ukrainian military intelligence authorities stated more than 10 tanks of oil items with a capability of around 40,000 tonnes planned for usage by Russia’s Black Sea Fleet were ruined, RBC Ukraine reported.

The authorities, Andriy Yusov, did not claim Ukraine was accountable for the surge in remarks reported by RBC, rather explaining the blast as “God’s penalty” for a Russian strike on a Ukrainian city on Friday.

A representative for Ukraine’s militaries stated previously he did not have any info to recommend Ukraine was accountable for the fire.

Sergei Aksyonov, the Russian-appointed head of Crimea, stated on Telegram that air defence and electronic warfare forces on Saturday shot down 2 drones over the Crimean Peninsula.

” There are no casualties or damage,” he stated.

Sevastopol, on the Crimean peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, has actually come under duplicated air attacks given that Russia attacked the nation as a whole in February 2022.

Russian authorities have actually blamed the attacks on Ukraine.


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