Russia hits Ukrainian oil depot and military facilities
Russia struck Ukraine’s Kremenchuk oil refinery with long-range missiles and hit military installations in its former Soviet neighbor, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.
“The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are continuing the special military operation in Ukraine,” the ministry said. Russia said it struck Ukrainian military installations and the Kremenchuk oil refinery near the Dnipro River which the governor of the Poltava region said had been destroyed earlier this month.
“High-precision long-range weapons destroyed fuel production facilities at an oil refinery on the northern outskirts of the city of Kremenchuk, as well as storage facilities for petroleum products that supplied the military equipment of Ukrainian troops “, said the ministry. Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands, displaced millions and raised fears of a wider confrontation between Russia and the United States – by far the world’s two largest nuclear powers. world.
President Vladimir Putin said the “special military operation” in Ukraine was necessary because the United States was using Ukraine to threaten Russia and Moscow needed to defend itself against persecution of Russian speakers. Ukraine says Russia is fighting an imperial-style land grab and that Putin’s genocide claims are nonsense.
Putin says the conflict in Ukraine is part of a much larger confrontation with the United States, which he says is trying to impose its hegemony even as its dominance over the international order declines.
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