Ukrainian military attack helicopters have blown up a fuel storage depot in the Russian city of Belgrorod with footage showing several missiles hitting the facility.
Two Ukrainian attack helicopter flew across the border at low altitude and obliterated the huge oil depot in the early hours of Friday morning in a revenge attack, governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov revealed.
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The Top Secret mission happened at 5:43am local time and the facility is 25 miles from the Ukrainian border and is 50 miles from Kharkiv.
Eight fuel tanks are burning at the oil depot and there is a significant threat that the fire could spread to 16 more huge oil tanks, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said
Gladkov said on his telegram channel, “There was a fire at the oil depot in the city of Belgorod.
“All emergency services are on site. Measures are being taken to eliminate it.
“Details about the causes and victims, if they are, I will report a little later.”
He later said, “There are casualties. Two people. They’re employees of the oil depot. They’ve been given first aid and their lives are not in danger.
“We are starting to resettle the residents of Pochtovaya, Makarenko and Konstantin Zaslonov streets to a safer location.”