A fire broke out in an oil warehouse in the south of Russia, the authorities talk about drone attacks

A fire broke out in an oil warehouse in the south of Russia, the authorities talk about drone attacks

A fire broke out in an oil warehouse in the south of Russia, the ranks are talking about

Oil refinery fire – illustrative photo.

Moscow – A fire broke out in the area of ​​an oil warehouse in the southern Russian port city of Tuapse overnight today. According to Russian media, this happened as a result of an attack by drones. This was reported today by the Russian edition of the BBC server, according to which incidents with drones are also reported by other regions of Russia. The Russian Defense Ministry has accused Ukraine of unsuccessfully attacking two targets in southern Russia with drones. Authorities are also reporting an attempted drone attack from around Moscow.

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The fire in the farm building broke out around two o'clock in the morning and affected an area of ​​200 square meters. After about an hour, it was extinguished. The fire did not lead to any serious consequences, local authorities said.

Telegram channels Astra and Baza, referring to the reports of local residents, wrote that two explosions shook the area of ​​the oil warehouse within a few seconds. The RIA Novosti agency, citing emergency services, wrote that a drone was spotted near an oil depot in Tuapse. Telegram channels, citing their own sources, further claim that two drones attempted to attack the oil storage area, but exploded “a hundred meters from the oil storage tank” and damaged the boiler room building.

The Russian Defense Ministry later issued a statement, in which accuses Ukraine of attempting to attack Russian “civilian infrastructure in the Krasnodar region and the Republic of Adygea” with drones. It also said that Russian air defenses “repressed” the attack, TASS news agency reported.

Tuapse is located on the coast of the Black Sea in the Krasnodar Territory. The head of the adjacent Adygea Republic within Russia, Murat Kumpilov, said this morning that around two o'clock in the morning, an explosion was recorded near the village of Novyj in this autonomous region. According to Kumpilov, an unidentified flying object fell there. The rescuers found two craters with a diameter of about two meters at the impact site.

The Moscow region also reported the drone incident today. According to Governor Andrey Vorobyov, the unmanned vehicle landed near the city of Kolomna on a civil infrastructure object, while there was no damage and no one was injured. RIA Novosti reported that the drone was shot down near a gas pipeline compression station.

Last night, Russian authorities also announced the discovery of the wreckage of three drones in Belgorod, near the border with Ukraine. “There were no casualties, but there was damage: windows were broken somewhere, cars were slightly damaged,” said Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov. The mayor of Belgorod, Valentin Demidov, said that one of the drones flew into the window of an apartment.

The governor of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz, said this morning that a Ukrainian drone was shot down over the Suraz region near the border with Belarus. According to Bogomaza, it did not cause any casualties or damage.

Air traffic over the second largest city of St. Petersburg had to be temporarily suspended this morning after an unidentified flying object was spotted, RIA Novosti reported. The Ministry of Defense later explained the airspace closure as an air defense exercise. On Sunday, according to the Belarusian opposition, a Russian A-50 early warning military aircraft was damaged by a drone at an airport in Belarus.