Belgorod fire

Mysterious explosions across Russia and fire in Belgorod ammunition depot 2022-04-27 02:20:31

Belgorod fire

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The sound of explosions broke the silence of the night in Russia’s Belgorod province, near the border with Ukraine, where Russian media reported that an ammunition depot had caught fire.

Russian news agency TASS reported that the fire broke out in the early hours of Wednesday in the village of Staraya Nelidovka, about 20 miles from the Ukrainian border, Belgorod regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram.

Belgorod fire
Unconfirmed photo of a fire at an ammunition depot in Belgorod, Russia. Tweet embed
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“I just called the head of the Golovinsky rural settlement, Denis Zolotukhin. According to preliminary information, there is ammunition Warehouse on fire Near the village of Staraya Nelidovka, Gladkov wrote on his channel.

“At about 03:35 I woke up to a loud bang that sounded like an explosion. As I was writing this post, I heard three more explosions,” he said.

TASS reported that the fire was put out in the ammunition depot, without mentioning the possible source of the explosion.

“So far, no duty service in the city and region has found the reason for this sound,” Gladkov wrote in Telegram.

A photo of the fire has been shared Twitter Written by Osinttechnical, journalist for the UK Defense Journal, a defense news website.

Gladkov said that there were no reports of damage to buildings or casualties among civilians, but he noted that similar explosions were heard at the same time in the city of Belgorod.

Belgorod, which is located near the Ukrainian border near the Kharkiv region, about 205 miles from Bryansk, the city where there was an oil depot I mentioned on fire Monday 25th April.

The explosions in Belgorod weren’t the only ones heard in Russia’s border provinces on Tuesday night.

An official with the Civil Defense and Emergency Management of the Voronezh region said that two powerful explosions were heard in the Shilovo district of the southwestern Russian city, according to TASS.

It is not clear what the source and cause of the explosions was, but TASS reported that an official in the investigation committee was on his way to the scene of the accident.

The Shilovo neighborhood is strategically located near Russia’s Baltimore Military Airport and approximately 180 miles from the Ukrainian border.

else Explosions This was reported in Kursk county, about 260 miles from Ukraine, by county governor Roman Starovit, according to Reuters. The explosions were probably the sounds of air defense systems firing, but again they were the source of a sound Explosion Not officially confirmed, according to Reuters.

On Monday, Russian news agencies reported that a major fire broke out at a fuel depot in Bryansk in the early hours of the same day. “The Ministry of Emergency Situations has confirmed the existence of a fire,” TASS quoted the government’s press office as saying. “There is also confirmation that it is the fuel tanks.”

NEWSWEEK Contact the Ministry of Civil Defense, Emergency and Disaster Relief of the Russian Federation for comment.

Update, 04/27/22 3:35AM ET: This article has been updated to include more background information about the incidents.



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