Oil reservoir on fire in Russia’s Krasnodar region following UAV attack

A reservoir with oil products inside caught fire in the locality of Volna, Russia’s Krasnodar region, says local governor Veniamin Kondratyev.

The fire was caused by a drone, TASS cites emergency services.

Kondratyev has stated that a total of 188 people are currently involved in putting out the fire, as well as five firefighting trains.

“I keep an eye on this situation. Fire brigades, Emergency Ministry squads, and first responders are working on site. They’re doing the best they can not to let the fire spread further. There is no danger for local residents,” Kondratyev wrote in his Telegram channel.

Baza says preliminary indications are that a drone attack was indeed behind the fire. The Telegram channel says this information is to be clarified.

The Volna settlement is located not far from the Taman seaport. The Taman handling oil, oil products and liquefied gas terminal is situated nearby.

Screenshot: Google Maps

Screenshot: Google Maps

A drone attack on Sevastopol, the largest city in Crimea, set fire to an oil reservoir on 29 April, according to local governor Razvozhaev. This was caused by an attack of two drones. The explosion destroyed more than 10 tanks with oil products with a total capacity of about 40,000 tons, intended for the needs of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing Andriy Yusov, a representative of the main intelligence department at the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

Yusov referred to the incident as “divine retribution” for the Russian missile strike against a residential block in Uman that killed 23 civilians.

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