Drone attack sets Crimea oil tank ablaze as Russia launches air strikes in Ukraine

On April 29, a drone strike caused a massive fire at an oil depot in Russian-controlled Crimea. The fire occurred in Sevastopol, the main city of Crimea, and was reportedly caused by a drone strike. The drone attack caused a fuel tank to catch fire in the Kazachya Bay district, which resulted in a massive fire that was posted on social media. Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev stated that there were no casualties from the fire, and firefighters were at the scene to control the fire. Crimea has been under repeated attacks since the start of the war in Ukraine.

The fire at the oil depot occurred five days after Russian officials said they had fended off a drone attack by the Ukrainian military in the same area. This latest drone attack comes after Russia launched a wave of air strikes in cities across Ukraine, killing at least 25 people. The Russian defense ministry stated that it had targeted Ukrainian army reserve units, and Moscow has previously said it does not deliberately target civilians. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the attacks show further international action is needed to be taken against Russia.

The attacks come as Ukrainian forces say they are ready to launch a military offensive with new equipment supplied by Western allies. Russia has struggled to make headway in a winter offensive, including a 10-month battle for control of the strategically important city of Bakhmut. As a result, Ukraine’s air defense system has shot down 21 out of 23 missiles and two drones. President Zelensky stated that the war could be stopped by weapons and sanctions, and global sanctions must be enhanced.

The drone attack on the oil depot highlights the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. As tensions continue to escalate, the world waits to see how both countries will respond to the latest events. The situation is a reminder that political disagreements between nations can quickly spiral out of control and result in violent conflict.

Source: BBC