In the Russian cities of Taganrog and an oil refinery in Samara explosions have been reported and Russia has accused Ukraine of a “terrorist attack.”
At the oil refinery it has been confirmed the explosion was “caused by a bomb,” Alexander Khinshtein, the Samara MP said.
The Kuibyshev oil refinery is one of Russia’s largest refineries and pumps out around 140,000 barrels a day and the local MP said no serious damaged was caused and there are no casualties.
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He wrote on Telegram, “Fortunately there is no serious damage and no casualties,” and Russian state media have said a person has been arrested.
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The statement reads: “The Kyiv regime carried out a terrorist attack with an anti-aircraft missile of the S-200 air defence system converted into a strike version on the residential infrastructure of the city of Taganrog, Rostov Region.
“Russian air defense systems detected a Ukrainian missile and intercepted it in the air.”
It continues: “Fragments of a downed Ukrainian missile fell on the territory of Taganrog.
“As a result of the terrorist attack committed by the Kyiv regime, several buildings were damaged, and there were also victims among civilians.”
Taganrog is a port city on the Black Sea and has a population of approximately 250,000 and is near to Rostov-on-Don.