Video: Two Ukrainian Military Helicopters Attacked Oil Depot in Belgorod, Russia, Governor Says
04:21 GMT 01.04.2022 (Updated: 06:37 GMT 01.04.2022)
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - An oil depot caught fire on Friday in the Russian city of Belgorod near the border with Ukraine, Governor of the Belgorod Region Vyacheslav Gladkov said.
Belgorod Region Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said that the oil depot fire was caused by airstrikes carried out by two Ukrainian military helicopters.
"The fire at the oil depot occurred as a result of an air strike from two helicopters of the armed forces of Ukraine, which entered the territory of Russia at a low altitude. There are no victims," Gladkov wrote in his Telegram channel.
According to the official, two employees of the oil depot are injured and remain in non-life-threatening condition.
Later in the day, the mayor of Belgorod Anton Ivanov, specified that "two employees of the oil depot who were on site during the explosion were not injured".
A video shared by social media users allegedly shows the moment an airstrike was launched by Ukrainian military helicopters.
Another video that emerged online allegedly shows the aftermath of a Ukrainian military helicopter attack on an oil depot in Belgorod, Russia.
The emergency services are working on the site to tackle the blaze, with residents of three streets were being relocated to a safe place.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia, eight fuel tanks, containing 2,000 cubic metres each, are on fire; there is a threat of the fire engulfing eight more.
The ministry said that an increase in firefighting forces and means is being carried out at the site of the fire - at the moment more than 170 people and 50 pieces of equipment are involved there.