Massive explosions rocked cities and surrounding areas across Ukraine late on Saturday night and into the early morning hours on Sunday as Russian military forces unleashed a furious air campaign intent on taking over key parts of the country.
The Guardian reported:
Reports are filtering in that a gas pipeline is on fire in Kharkiv after a Russian attack. In Vasylkiv, central Ukraine, an oil terminal has also reportedly been targeted, according to the National News Agency of Ukraine and later verified by CNN. Video of the fire at the oil storage area southwest of the air base’s main runway has circulated across social media this morning. Vasylkiv is about 30km, or 18 miles, south of Kyiv. It hosts a large military airfield and multiple fuel tanks.
Illia Ponomarenko, a reporter for the Kyiv Independent, says the population in the area has been advised to keep their windows shut against hazardous chemical fumes.
“The missile attack was carried out on the Vasilkovskaya oil depot of the KLO company,” Anton Gerash, an adviser to the the Ministry of Internal Affairs, said. “Rescuers have already left for the scene of the tragedy. Most likely, there were no casualties. It will burn for a long time. The environmental damage will be colossal.”
“Russian missile strikes in Vasylkiv just south of Kyiv caused an enormous fire at an oil depot,” Christopher Miller, a correspondent with BuzzFeed News, reported. “Confirmed by city mayor and central government authorities who are advising people to close their windows because of toxic smoke.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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