A RUSSIAN oil refinery erupted in flames following a suspected Ukrainian drone assault.
It comes as intense shelling hit a city near the border for the third time this week – triggering a brand new evacuation order for teenagers.
The contemporary drone strike sparked at 3am sparked an enormous blaze at Afipsky oil refinery in Krasnodar area as big plumes of smoke stuffed the air.
Stunning CCTV footage confirmed the second of influence.
The refinery, 14 miles southwest of regional capital Krasnodar, provides the strategic Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea.
Krasnodar governor Veniamin Kondratyev admitted the drone strike and mentioned there have been no casualties.
An exhausted-looking Belgorod governor Vyacheslav Gladkov mentioned in an early morning video: “This isn’t morning in any respect.
“At 3:15am there was a mass missile assault on Shebekino [town].
“There may be a number of harm in blocks of flats, personal homes, [and] many personal automobiles burned.”
Gladkov mentioned 4 folks have been wounded and that kids could be evacuated from Shebekinsky and Graivoronsky districts.
He added: “In the present day the primary 300 kids will likely be despatched to Voronezh.
Home windows have been smashed and facades and roofs broken in eight condominium blocks, 4 homes, two administrative buildings and a college.
The most recent assault got here after Ukraine was warned it confronted nuclear assault after drones blitzed Moscow on Tuesday – sparking blasts “inside earshot” of Vladimir Putin’s residence.
However Ukraine denied any involvement amid fears that the assaults have been one other “false flag” ruse ordered by Putin himself to allow him to escalate the battle.
The Kremlin went on to immediately accuse Ukraine of concentrating on Russia – a declare which backs Putin’s lie that Ukraine and the West bent on destroying his motherland.