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Russia: An ammunition depot near the border with Ukraine was set ablaze

Two Russian villages near the border with Ukraine were evacuated today after a fire broke out at an ammunition depot.

The fire broke out just days after explosions at a military base and an ammunition depot in Crimea, on Ukrainian peninsula annexed in 2014 by Russia. In the second case, in fact, Moscow recognized that it existed Ukrainian “sabotage”.

“An ammunition depot caught fire near the village of Timonovo” (which is less than 50 kilometers from the Ukrainian border) in Belgorod province, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.

There were no casualties, but for precautionary reasons the residents of Timonovo and the neighboring village of Soloti “moved to a safe distance”according to Gladkov, who added that the cause of the fire is being investigated.

A video posted on social media showed a large fireball and thick black smoke covering the area. In a second video, the successive explosions are recorded from a distance.

Since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has occasionally accused Ukraine of attacks on its soil, particularly in the Belgorod region according to the Athens News Agency. Last month, four people were killed in a rocket attack in Belgorod, according to local authorities. In early April, Governor Gladkov reported that two Ukrainian helicopters launched an attack on fuel storage facilities.

Source: News Beast

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