Fire at fuel depot in Crimea extinguished

Ukrainian intel claims 10 fuel tanks have been destroyed

The fire that broke out after a drone strike on a fuel depot in the Crimean city of Sevastopol has been successfully extinguished, the head of the city’s rescue service Alexei Rokhlin reported.

City governor Mikhail Razvozhaev claims that only one Ukrainian drone reached its target. A second drone was allegedly shot down; its wreckage was found ashore not far from the depot’s terminal.

RBC-Ukraine writes citing spokesman for Ukrainian military intelligence Andriy Yusov that the strike destroyed 10 fuel tanks with a total holding capacity of 40,000 tonnes. According to Yusov, these supplies were intended for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, which moved its headquarters to Sevastopol after the annexation of Crimea.

Yusov said the strike was “god’s punishment” for yesterday’s missile attack on a residential building in the Ukrainian town of Uman, which killed 23 people, including six children.

“I advise all residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea to avoid military facilities and other facilities that assist the aggressor’s army”, he added.

The fire broke out early in the morning, covering an area of about 1,000 square metres. Sevastopol’s governor Razvozhaev promised that the blaze would not affect the city’s fuel supply.

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