The fire was likely caused by a drone attack.
Fire at an oil depot in Tuapse
In the Russian city of Tuapse on the night of January 25, a fire occurred. >
Information about the fire at the oil depot is also confirmed by the Operational Headquarters of the Krasnodar Territory. According to preliminary information, there were no dead or injured.
At the same time, the operational headquarters did not say what caused the fire.
Russian telegram channels report that the cause of the fire could have been a drone attack, and before the fire, explosions were heard in the city, probably from air defense.
Local residents also report the flight of several drones before and after the fire.
The head of the Tuapse district Sergei Boyko confirmed that A vacuum unit is on fire in the territory of an oil refinery.
“Please trust official sources of information and do not post videos from the scene of the incident in order to avoid adverse consequences,” he added.
A fire in the port of Ust-Luga in the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation, where the Novotek gas storage terminal caught fire, was reported on the night of January 21. According to RosSMI, Russian air defense, shortly before the fire in Ust-Luga, detected two UAVs flying towards St. Petersburg. While approaching the city, they changed course and went towards the Kingisepsky district of the Leningrad region.
At the moment of the explosion, three large tankers arriving in Ust-Luga from Belgium, Oman and Libya were interrupted at the berths.
Later, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had repelled a drone attack on the Oryol, Tula and Smolensk regions. Information also appeared online that drones attacked the Shcheglovsky Val military plant. The Pantsir-S and Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems are assembled there.
LB.ua sources reported that the SBU drones accurately hit the target – the hits were accurate, A large-scale fire started, the Russians were forced to evacuate their employees.
The Novatek plant on the Baltic Sea coast, attacked by SBU drones, ceased operations.