A massive fire broke out at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk, near Ukraine.
The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia announced that a major fire broke out at the oil storage facility in the city of Bryansk, 154 km from the Ukrainian border. The ministry reported that the fire broke out in the early hours of April 25, 2022 and no one was injured. It is alleged that an airstrike was carried out on the facility.
🔴🇷🇺Rusya Acil Durumlar Bakanlığı, 🇺🇦Ukrayna sınırına 154 km mesafedeki Bryansk kentindeki petrol depolama tesisinde büyük bir yangın çıktığını açıkladı. Tesise hava saldırısı olduğu iddia ediliyor. pic.twitter.com/LFSpRHb0ql
— DEFENCE TURK (@Defence_Turk) April 25, 2022
In the statement made by the ministry, it was stated that at 02:00 Moscow time (2300 GMT), a fire broke out in a facility belonging to the oil pipeline company Transneft and there was no need to evacuate any part of the city where 400 thousand people live.
Russia’s investigative committee said in a separate statement that its chairman, Alexander Bastrykin, had ordered an investigation into the incident. Ukrainian authorities have not yet commented on the fire and its possible cause, according to the Reuters news agency.
Bryansk is an administrative center located 154 km northeast of the Ukrainian border, near the Sumy and Chernihiv regions, and about 380 km from Moscow, the capital of Russia. The city serves as a logistical base for Russia’s military operations against Ukraine.