Oleksandr MotozyanekUkrainian Defense Ministry spokesperson, He declined to comment on the Russian accusations about the attack of Ukrainian helicopters on a fuel base in the city of Belgorod.Southern Russia.
“I would like to assure that Ukraine is carrying out a defensive operation against Russian aggression on the territory of UkraineHe said in a televised statement.
“This does not mean that Ukraine should be responsible for every miscalculation, event or catastrophe that occurs on the territory of the Russian Federation,” he added. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this kind of accusation. So, I will neither confirm nor deny this information“, claimed.
Russia on Friday accused Ukraine of attacking an oil depot outside the Russian city of Belgorod.right next to the Russian-Ukrainian border, causing a massive fire.
“The fire occurred in the oil depot as a result of an air raid by two helicopters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which entered the Russian territory at a low altitude. There are no fatalities‘, declared the governor of Belgorod, Vyacheslav GladkovAnd Russian agencies quoted the presence of two wounded.
Ukraine has neither denied nor confirmed the alleged attack Experts analyze whether Moscow’s “false flag” operation to end peace talks They maintain the Kyiv government.
emergency services said The fire spread to eight fuel tanksEach capacity is 2000 cubic metres.
“There is a risk that the fire will continue to spreadThe official Russian news agency quoted a source as saying tastWhich determined that the territory of the oil depot housed a total of 27 tanks, 14 of which were damaged by the fire.
The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that About 170 firefighters and a fire truck are participating in the work to put out the fire.
Belgorod is located about 30 kilometers from the border with Ukraine and about 70 kilometers from Kharkivthe most important city in eastern Ukraine, besieged by Russia since last February 24.