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Oil depot on fire in Bryansk region, Russians report drone attack

Oil depot on fire in Bryansk region, Russians report drone attack Oil depot caught fire in the Bryansk region of Russia (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

A powerful fire erupted at an oil depot in the city of Klintsy in the Bryansk region. Russians claimed it was a drone attack, citing Bryansk region governor Aleksandr Bogomaz and the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that a drone was allegedly destroyed in the Bryansk region overnight on January 19. Ukraine was accused of the attack, as usual.

The governor of the region said that there was an alleged attempt to attack objects in the territory of the city of Klintsy. Bogomaz claims that the drone was eliminated by EW (electronic warfare) means, but it managed to drop ammunition onto the territory of the oil depot.

According to him, reservoirs caught fire, but there were no casualties.

Footage of a severe fire accompanied by smoke at the oil depot is going viral on social media.

Attack on the oil depot in St. Petersburg

Last night, Russians claimed an attempt to attack an oil depot in St. Petersburg. RBC-Ukraine sources in the special services confirmed the attack, stating that it was a successful special operation by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

This pertains to an attack on the oil and gas company Peterburgsky Oil Terminal. It is the largest Russian terminal for the transshipment of petroleum products in the Baltic region.

Also, according to sources, during the attack, one of the drones flew over the residence of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Valdai.