The head of the Belgorod region ruled out a shortage of fuel due to a strike on the base

In the Belgorod region, after an air strike on an oil depot from Ukraine, queues appeared at gas stations, Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said. However, according to him, there is no threat of fuel shortage in the region


There is no fuel shortage in the Belgorod region, despite the fire at the oil depot, there is gasoline at gas stations and in storage facilities of gasoline suppliers, Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of the region, said in Telegram.

“I see queues at gas stations, so I am once again clarifying the information for Belgorod residents. <…>. All have their own capacities, bases and their own sources of supply. Therefore, gasoline is available at all gas stations in the region. Its supply throughout the region— for 15–18 days. There are no problems with fuel in the region and will not be, — wrote Gladkov.

Earlier in Belgorod, at the oil depot of Belgorodnefteprodukt JSC; (part of Rosneft) there was a fire. According to Gladkov, the fire was caused by airstrikes carried out by helicopters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which crossed the border with Russia at low altitude. The impact set fire to the fuel tanks.

In the Belgorod region, Rosneft two tank farms: in Belgorod and Gubkin, Gladkov said. According to him, the company is redistributing reserves from the base in Gubkin across the region. “With the redeployment, they will have enough supplies for all the gas stations to work for a period of five to 13 days,” — the governor said, adding that all other gasoline suppliers are also operating as normal.

According to the head of the region, no one died as a result of the strike on the oil depot and the fire. Initially, he reported that two employees of the oil depot were injured, but later Gladkov clarified that “those who were on site during the explosion were not injured.”

Residents of Pochtovaya, Makarenko and Konstantin Zaslonov streets ( an oil depot is located on this street) were temporarily relocated to a safer place. According to the mayor of the city Anton Ivanov, they will be temporarily placed at the Belgorod-Arena stadium.

February 24, Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin called its goals the protection of the population of Donbass from “genocide by the Kiev regime”, as well as the desire for “denazification” and “demilitarization” Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that it strikes only military infrastructure and does not touch civilian objects.

The Belgorod region of Russia has borders with the territory of Ukraine.



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