Another fire broke out on Friday at an oil refinery in the town of Elsky, near the city of Krasnodar in southern Russia. This is already the second day in a row, because yesterday a storage tank caught fire after a drone attack. In recent days, one oil depot after another has caught fire in southern Russia. This may have something to do with preparations for the long-awaited spring offensive in Ukraine.
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look. Another fire at an oil refinery in southern Russia
Russia’s state news agency TASS reported the fire on Friday. There were no injuries. Krasnodar is located close to the border with Ukraine, on the other side of the Sea of Azov. Much of the oil industry is located in the region.
According to the official Russian news agency RIA Novosti, the outbreak of fire will be spontaneous since the previous day. However, other sources, such as the state news agency TASS and Reuters, reported that the fire was caused by a new drone attack.
On the night from Wednesday to Thursday, a storage tank at the Elski refinery caught fire. Emergency services managed to put out the fire in about two hours, according to Russia’s state news agency TASS. She herself stated that the refinery was able to continue operating normally without too much of a hitch.
A refinery near the village of Kiselivka in the Rostov region was also attacked by a drone yesterday. It caused an explosion and fire. According to the local governor, there were no casualties and there would be no damage.
Also on Thursday, Russian telegram channels reported a drone attack on an oil refinery in Novosgatinsk, near the border with Ukraine. There is also talk of a possible attack on a fuel depot in Stavropol, between Ukraine and Georgia. There is no official information yet on the cause of the fire.
A fire near Krimbrug
According to the TASS agency, a drone fell on Tuesday evening in the town of Volna and caused a major fire in an oil storage tank. Volna is located at the end of the bridge across the Kerch Strait, which connects Russia to the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.
On Saturday, April 29, several fuel tanks caught fire in the port city of Sevastopol, in the Russian-annexed Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. This fire could have been the result of drone strikes. According to Ukrainian military intelligence, at least ten oil tanks were destroyed in an area of about 1,000 square metres.
look. A fuel tank exploded in Crimea after a drone attack
None of those attacks have been confirmed by the Ukrainian military, but Kiev has never claimed responsibility for attacks in Russia or in Russian-occupied territories.
In addition, two Russian trains were targeted. One of the trains derailed on Monday and caught fire after an explosion occurred on the track between Bryansk and Unicea, close to the border with Ukraine.
A day later, another Russian freight train derailed just outside Bryansk after an explosion. Local authorities said there were no injuries anywhere.
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