An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Arestovich, said on Monday that fires at fuel depots in Russia could be the start of guerrilla attacks in response to the Russian invasion.
“In Ussuriysk, the military base burned down, the conscription offices burned down, military universities burned down, some warehouses, governors’ houses,” Arestovich said.
However, Zelensky’s adviser stressed, in an interview quoted by the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, that Kyiv “does not know what is happening in Russia”.
At least 17 people died in a fire that broke out on April 21 at a Russian Aerospace Forces research institute in Tver, a city about 200 kilometers from Moscow.
A fire broke out on Monday at a large fuel depot in the city of Bryansk, near the Ukrainian border, Russian authorities announced, without specifying the reasons for the fire.
According to Russian news agencies quoted by France Presse, “the fire broke out at the Transneft Bryansk-Druzhba fuel depot in Bryansk”, a city located 150 kilometers from the border with Ukraine, which serves as a logistical base for the military offensive of Moscow in that country.
According to the first information, there are no victims to register.
Moscow has repeatedly accused Ukrainian forces of carrying out attacks on Russian soil, including in a village in the Bryansk region, in mid-April.
In early April, the governor of the Belgorod region, also on the border, claimed that Ukrainian helicopters had fired on a fuel depot.
Source: With Agencies