“On April 1, at about 05:00 in Moscow [07:00 em Lisboa]Two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters crashed into Russian territory at low altitude, “military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his daily report on” Russian special military operations “in Ukraine.
The missiles, launched by the Mi-24, struck a petroleum storage depot for civilian transport on the outskirts of Belgorod, near the Russian-Ukrainian border, causing a major fire.
Belgorod is located about 30 kilometers from the Ukrainian border and 70 kilometers from Kharkiv, the most important city in eastern Ukraine besieged by the Russians.
“The depot had no contact with the Russian armed forces. As a result of the attack, some depots were damaged and burned.
In response to reports of a Ukrainian attack on Russian territory, the Kremlin today said the incident would weigh on negotiations to end the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a daily news conference:
The attack comes as Russia has repeatedly claimed full control of airspace in Ukraine if it is confirmed that it was carried out by the Ukrainian air force.
But the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said it was not involved in the incident, saying “Ukraine cannot be held responsible for all the bugs, disasters and events that take place on Russian territory.”
“Currently, the Ukrainian government is taking defensive measures to repel Russian military occupation of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian government said in a statement.
The EFE said about 50 people had to be evacuated, although no casualties were reported in the attack.
Emergency services indicated the fire had spread to eight tanks with a capacity of 2,000 cubic meters.
According to local officials, firefighters found the fire and had to put it out in the next few hours.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that killed at least 1,276 civilians, including 115 children, and wounded 1,981, including 160 children. Very high.
The war sent more than 10 million people on board, including more than 4.1 million refugees from neighboring countries and 6.5 million internally displaced people.
The UN estimates that about 13 million people in Ukraine need humanitarian assistance.
The Russian invasion was generally condemned by the international community, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions on Moscow.
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