A Russian freight train which is thought to have been carrying tanks to the frontline was derailed on Monday in a massive explosion and in St Petersburg and power cables were blown up.
The train tacks were blown up causing it to derail in the Bryansk region in Russia which was also carrying construction materials and oil.
Alexander Bogomaz who is the governor of the Bryansk region said an explosive device went off “on the 136th kilometre” of the rail tracks which are used to bring in military supplies for Russian troops on the frontlines.
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Bogamaz said, “An unidentified explosive device went off at the 136-kilometre mark on the Bryansk-Unecha railway line, derailing a freight train,” he added that no injuries were reported.
In St Petersburg a power line was blown up by “Ukrainian sabotage” teams on Monday morning, governor Alexander Drozdenko said.
This train carrying oil products and construction material derailed in Bryansk Oblast, Russia. 7-8 cars have been compromised. It is said that an explosive device on the railway track was used. #Bryansk #Russia pic.twitter.com/oy2SYLj9ff
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Ukraine’s intelligence chief Major-General Kyrylo Budanov said that some attacks which happen on Russian territory are being done by Ukraine.
‘Much of this is no accident,’ he said. ‘Something is constantly on fire [in Russia].
‘Signalling equipment on railways, it lights up several times a day, on various highways constantly for two to three hours, sometimes for five to six hours, traffic gets suspended.’
Speaking of the sabotage attacks, he said, “clearly it doesn’t just happen like this…. I would put it this way: money works wonders.”
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On Saturday Ukraine launched a daring raid in a drone attack which blew up an enormous oil tank in the port city of Sevastopol, Crimea, the Kremlin-appointed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev claims.
Razvozhaev said that due to the size of the fire it would have taken quit some time to have contained the blaze.
On Saturday morning he said, “The situation is under the control of our firefighters and all operative services. Since the volume of fuel is large, it will take time to localise the fire.”