Russia’s state-run TASS news agency quoted local authorities as saying that two Ukrainian drones had been spotted on the refinery
A fire broke out at an oil refinery in Novoshakhtinsk, Rostov region, Russia.
The information was provided by the regional emergency department.
The fire started at 9 am and was localized within an hour.
It is noted that the fire covered an area of 50 square meters and there is no danger of spreading.
No casualties were reported.
Officials say the cause of the fire is being investigated.
However, Russia’s Sota and Baza telegram channels say the fire was caused by a drone strike.
Russia’s state-run TASS news agency quoted local authorities as saying that two Ukrainian drones had been spotted on the refinery.
One of the drones crashed and caught fire, the report said. According to another version, in fact, the drone crashed into the structure of the plant.
Later, the governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev said that fragments of two drones were found in the territory of the Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery.
The governor said no one was killed or injured in the fire, and factory workers were evacuated.
The Novoshakhtinsk plant is located 10 kilometers from the border with Ukraine.
Russia’s border areas have come under fire and rocket fire since Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine.
In April, a fire broke out at an oil depot in Bryansk region. Although local officials did not say what caused the fire, other sources said it was due to drone strikes.