Today, Saturday, Russian forces bombed an oil refinery in the city of Lyschansk, located near the front line in eastern Russia. Ukrainereported to the local authorities.
“In the morning they bombed the oil refinery, a fire broke out (…) and they are still trying to put it out. [o incêndio]The Ukrainian governor of the Luhansk region, Serhiy Hayday, said in his account on Telegram.
“The Russians are systematically targeting it to drain the rescuers. There is no fuel there. Only oil remains are burned,” he added.
In the late afternoon, AFP journalists were able to notice a long plume of black smoke and several parts of the refinery still burning. At 3:30 p.m. local time (9:30 a.m. Brasilia time), firefighters were still trying to put out the fire.
AFP journalists there said the nearby cities of Lyschansk and Severodonetsk were almost daily targets of Russian bombing.
Severodononetsk is located on the front lines, about 50 km east of Kramatorsk, the capital of Donbass.
The governor announced on Tuesday that about 400 civilians have been buried in individual cemeteries in Severodonetsk since the war began on February 24. Instead, he added, in the city of Lysichansk, “the dead are buried in mass graves.”
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