NewsExplosions ignite fires at Russian oil facilities amid drone attacks

Explosions ignite fires at Russian oil facilities amid drone attacks

Fire in Vyborg
Fire in Vyborg
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6:51 AM EDT, May 19, 2024

An explosion occurred in Russia, leading to a fire at an oil storage facility in Vyborg in the Leningrad region. Meanwhile, a refinery in Sloviansk-on-Kuban caught fire as a result of a drone attack.

Russian Telegram channels Astra and Baza published materials from the fire sites. According to reports and eyewitness accounts, a fire broke out at the oil storage facility in Vyborg, though the causes are unknown.

Another fire erupted at a refinery in Slavyansk-on-Kuban. Preliminary reports suggest drones attacked it, and eyewitnesses reported hearing explosions. They believe drones indeed targeted the facility.

The governor of the Leningrad region, Oleksandr Drozdenko, attempted to refute the fire reports in Vyborg. He claims that the loud noise at the oil storage facility was due to the use of pyrotechnics and asserts that there was no damage or fire.

During the night from Saturday to Sunday, explosions were heard in Odesa and in Crimea, which Russia occupies. Ukrainian forces reportedly attacked several cities in Crimea, including Sevastopol and Dzhankoi.

Source: Telegram, Baza, Astra, Ukrinform, Ukrainian Pravda

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