A large fire broke out early on Monday at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk, the emergencies ministry said, adding that no one was injured.
Two locations in the western Russian city of Bryansk where oil is stored were seen ablaze overnight on April 25, according to numerous open-source intelligence reports on social media platforms.
A Russian military is also based near the Western Russian city located about 100 kilometers from Ukraine’s border. The city is a key transit point for Russian military armor on the way to Ukraine. Oil is also crucial for the country’s war effort.
📽️Oil facility and nearby military base with oil reserves are on fire in Bryansk, Russia (~100km from the border). Locals reportedly heard explosions prior the fires. #UkraineRussiaWar pic.twitter.com/GNMXgPb8ZB
— MilitaryLand.net (@Militarylandnet) April 25, 2022
In a statement, the ministry said the fire took place at a facility owned by oil pipeline company Transneft at 2 a.m. Moscow time (2300 GMT), and there had been no need to evacuate any parts of the city of 400,000 people.
— Rob Lee (@RALee85) April 25, 2022
Bryansk is an administrative centre 154 km (96 miles) northeast of the Ukrainian border, near the Sumy and Chernihiv regions.