NewsDrone debris triggers massive fires at Russian fuel depots

Drone debris triggers massive fires at Russian fuel depots

Drones over Russia. Two fuel depots are burning.
Drones over Russia. Two fuel depots are burning.
Images source: © Krymski Wiatr, Telegram
Violetta Baran

6 July 2024 19:26

A fire is ongoing at fuel warehouses in Leningradskaya in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia, Ukrainian media report. During the night, debris from a drone shot down by air defence fell there, according to regional authorities who accuse Ukraine of the attack.

During the night, as reported by the Crimean Wind channel on Telegram, drones attacked the Krasnodar Krai region once again. This is one of Russia's regions, located by the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. This region includes, among other things, the Russian airbase in Yeysk, from which planes and drones attacking Ukraine take off.

Drones, as assured by Russian authorities, were shot down by air defence. One of them was shot down over Yeysk. Its debris reportedly damaged a mobile phone mast in the city.

The second drone was shot down in the town of Pavlovskaya. Its debris fell on a fuel warehouse located there. The third drone was neutralised by air defence over the town of Leningradskaya. Its fragments, as it turned out, also fell on a fuel depot.

The fight against the fire continues

Massive fires broke out at both fuel depots. Dozens of fire units were deployed to tackle the burning fuel.

The battle against the fire is still ongoing. Crimean Wind published videos on its channel showing the still smouldering fire at the depot in Leningradskaya.

The authorities of the Krasnodar Krai region assure that no one was injured as a result of the drone attacks, for which they blame Ukraine.

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