The burning tank contained petroleum products. According to preliminary data, no deaths or injuries resulted from the accident.
The governor of the Russian Krasnodar region, Veniamin Kondratyev, published a videotape on the Telegram application, which shows an attempt by Russian emergency teams to put out a fire whose causes are unknown, after a fire broke out on Tuesday night in a fuel depot located in the Russian village of Volna, near the Kerch Bridge that connects Crimea with Russian mainland.
The burning tank contained petroleum products. According to preliminary data, no deaths or injuries resulted from the accident, according to Kondratyev, who indicated that there was no threat to the people. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
The bridge built by Russia was partially destroyed in October 2022, as a result of a truck bomb attack, and Moscow held Ukraine responsible, but Kiev denied this. The bridge is a vital link for transporting supplies to Russian soldiers in Ukraine.
Russia and Crimea have been the target of a series of attacks over the past days, on the eve of a counter-attack expected to be launched by Ukrainian forces, although Kiev did not claim responsibility for those incidents.
A suspected drone attack targeted an oil depot in the port city of Sevastopol on Saturday, derailing two Russian freight trains near the Ukrainian border.