The governor of the Rostov region confirmed that the fire broke out in the Novosakhtinsk region, which is located 8 km from Ukraine.
The Russian authorities attribute the outbreak of a fire at an oil refinery near the Russian-Ukrainian border to a “kamikaze” drone launched from Ukraine.
The governor of Rostov region of Russia, Vassily Golubev, confirmed that the fire broke out in the Novosakhtinsk region, which is located 8 km from Ukraine.
Refinery operations were halted, he said, adding that two drones were later found at the scene.
“One of them collided, crashed into a heat transfer unit and then the fire started. The second flew away, “said an unnamed local source at the Tass news agency.
Meanwhile, the latest British military intelligence report states that Russia is suffering “extraordinary” losses in eastern Ukraine.
THE Donetsk Democratic Republic (DPR), which is close to the Kremlin, said 2,128 of its soldiers had been killed and another 8,897 wounded this year.
That equates to more than 50% of its original strength, according to the British Ministry of Defense.
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