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a burning fuel depot near the Ukrainian border

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At this time, the fire would still be in progress. A large fuel depot was on fire on Monday (April 25) in a Russian town near the Ukrainian border, Russian authorities reported, without specifying the reasons for the fire. “A fire broke out at the Transneft Bryansk-Druzhba fuel depot in Bryansk”a city located 150 kilometers from the border with Ukraine and which serves as a logistics base for Moscow’s military offensive in this country, the Ministry of Emergency Situations was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying.

According to initial information, there is no victim, he added. The reasons for this fire were not specified. The fire started around 2 a.m. local time in the Fokinsky district of the city of Bryansk, the local branch of the Ministry of Emergency Situations said, adding that rescuers and firefighters had been dispatched. on site.

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Footage released by Russian media showed a blaze lighting up red at night in Bryansk, as thick smoke billowed skyward. The Interfax news agency reported that a second fuel depot was on fire in the same area, but this information could not immediately be confirmed.

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Shortly after the confirmed fire started, Russia shot down two Ukrainian drones near the border with Ukraine according to local authorities. “Russian air defense shot down two Ukrainian drones today at 4:15 a.m. local time in the Rylsk district bordering Ukraine”said on Telegram the governor of the Kursk region, Romain Starovoit. “There are no deaths, injuries or material damage. The situation is completely under control.”he added.

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Moscow, which has been carrying out a military intervention in Ukraine since February 24, has repeatedly accused the kyiv forces of carrying out strikes on its soil. In early April, the governor of the Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, said that Ukrainian helicopters had fired on a fuel depot.

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