Russian Missile Strikes Oil Depot in Western Ukraine

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Read: 1126     13:17     29 March 2022    

A Russian missile struck an oil depot in western Ukraine late on Monday, the governor of the Rivne region said.


Governor Vitaliy Koval said in a brief video address on social media that emergency services were at the scene, without elaborating.

The attack marks the second on oil facilities in the region and is the latest in a series of such attacks in recent days.

Western Ukraine has not seen ground combat, but missiles have struck oil depots and a military plant in Lviv, a major city close to Poland where hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have gone to shelter from fighting elsewhere.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested in an interview with prominent independent Russian journalists released on Sunday that the attacks on oil depots are intended to disrupt the planting season in Ukraine, which is a major grain producer.

Russia and Ukraine are key exporters of grain, supplying nearly 30 percent of wheat and nearly 20 percent of corn in the global market.



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Russian Missile Strikes Oil Depot in Western Ukraine

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Read: 1127     13:17     29 March 2022    

A Russian missile struck an oil depot in western Ukraine late on Monday, the governor of the Rivne region said.


Governor Vitaliy Koval said in a brief video address on social media that emergency services were at the scene, without elaborating.

The attack marks the second on oil facilities in the region and is the latest in a series of such attacks in recent days.

Western Ukraine has not seen ground combat, but missiles have struck oil depots and a military plant in Lviv, a major city close to Poland where hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have gone to shelter from fighting elsewhere.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested in an interview with prominent independent Russian journalists released on Sunday that the attacks on oil depots are intended to disrupt the planting season in Ukraine, which is a major grain producer.

Russia and Ukraine are key exporters of grain, supplying nearly 30 percent of wheat and nearly 20 percent of corn in the global market.



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