On the night of Tuesday, February 28, a fire broke out at the Rosneft oil depot in Tuapse in the Krasnodar Territory. The cause of the fire could be an attack by drones, reports ASTRA.
The tank farm, according to ASTRA sources, was attacked by two unidentified aircraft. The oil storage was not damaged, but the building of the boiler room was damaged. Nearby, according to sources of the publication, two funnels about one and a half meters deep were found. After the explosions, a fire broke out at the site.
According to ASTRA, 30 meters from the site of the explosions there was a barracks with the military of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The footage of the aftermath of the fire was published by the Kuban 24 telegram channel. According to the publication, there was no oil spill, and no one was hurt.
Local residents said that they heard two explosions on the territory of the oil depot with a difference of several seconds, as a result of which windows were broken in nearby houses.
RIA Novosti, citing sources in emergency services, reported that a drone was spotted near the oil depot in Tuapse.
The consequences of the explosions were published by the telegram channel “My Tuapse”.
In turn, the head of the Tuapse municipal formation, Sergey Boyko, said that the fire was localized on an area of 200 square meters, it was extinguished within half an hour. He also confirmed that no one was hurt in the incident. The Tuapse administration urged city residents “not to spread fake information” about the drone attack.
Last autumn, fires broke out at oil depots in the Bryansk and Belgorod regions. The authorities of the Bryansk region did not name the cause of the fire, and the administration of the Belgorod region said that the fire at the oil depot began after shelling from Ukraine.
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