Ukrainian troops have launched an air strike on a local oil depot in Belgorod, Russia, according to the city’s regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov. This information was given in a report by the international media BBC.
He made the allegation in a telegram on Friday (April 1). Vyacheslav Gladkov is the regional governor of the Russian city of Belgorod, 40 kilometers from the northern border of Ukraine.
Vyacheslav Gladkov said: “On Friday morning, two Ukrainian helicopters attacked an oil depot. Soon after, a fire broke out there and spread around. ”
The Interfax news agency reported that two people were injured in the attack. However, they are now safe. Firefighters are trying to contain the blaze. Residents of buildings around the city have also been evacuated, the Belgorod regional governor said.
Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti quoted Russia’s emergency services as saying that three fuel tanks had caught fire in the town of Logorod. It is feared to spread to other tanks as well.
Incidentally, on March 30, an explosion took place in an armory in the city of Belgorod. However, Ukraine has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack. But a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine for the attack.
It is noteworthy that Ukraine has not carried out any air strikes on Russia so far. But if Russia’s claim is true, it would be the first time Ukraine has seen air strikes from the country’s airspace.