Ukraine shelled a fuel depot dedicated to supplying Russian forces
Authorities in the breakaway Donetsk Republic have accused Ukrainian forces of destroying four storage tanks and killing one person. Four oil storage tanks caught fire after Ukrainian forces allegedly shelled the city of Makeyevka in the Donetsk Republic, local authorities reported on Wednesday.
Up to 10 people were injured in the incident, local authorities said.
According to the Donetsk Territorial Guard, each tank can hold up to 5,000 cubic meters of oil. Footage and photos released by authorities showed thick plumes of black smoke rising from the burning oil depot. The Defense Forces advised residents of Donetsk and Makeevka to close their windows and stay indoors.
Ukraine’s Unian news agency also reported on the fire, citing DPR authorities and the video was shared on local Telegram channels. According to reports, the oil depot is supplying fuel to Russian forces.
The Ukrainian government has so far made no official comment on the attack.
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian military used long-range precision weapons to destroy six traction substations on the railway line used to supply weapons and American- and European-made ammunition for the Ukrainian army in the Donbass.
“High-precision air and sea weapons destroyed six traction substations in the area of Podoborstsi, Lvov, Volovets, Timkovo and Pyatikhatka railway stations, used to transport weapons and ammunition. produced by the United States and European countries for the Ukrainian military group in Donbas,” Konashenkov said at a press conference reported by Sputnik on May 4.
“Russian air defense systems destroyed nine Ukrainian drones in the settlements of Izyum, Topolnoye, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Russkiye Tishki, Brazhkovka in the Kharkiv region, Zeleny Gai in the Nikolaev region and Novokrasnyanka of the LPR, including the Bayraktar -TB2 drones shot down in Aleksandrovka in the Kharkov region,” added Major General Igor Konashenkov.
Igor Konashenkov also said that four missiles of the Smerch multi-launch rocket system were shot down in the air in the Velikaya Kamyshevakha settlement area.
The missile forces also hit two command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket system, a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery system, a D-30 artillery battery, and four training areas. manpower and equipment.
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