Russian factory building another bridge between mainland and Crimea catches fire in further ‘Ukrainian sabotage’
- Russia said an oil depot at the Russian border exploded early in the morning
- The factory was reportedly making parts for a bridge that would connect Russia to Crimea
- Russia blames Ukraine for the shelling that hit a large industrial plant
Moscow earlier this morning reported a major attack on a plant in the Belgorod region bordering Ukraine.
The video showed a spectacular fire at a factory making parts for Vladimir Putin’s bridge linking Russia with annexed Crimea.
Flames reportedly soared 170 feet into the night sky.
Russian reports said there was shelling, while witnesses said they heard gunfire.
The factory fire broke out this morning in Borisovka in western Belgorod Oblast
Apparently, an oil depot exploded in or near the plant, spreading fire damage to the Borisovsky Bridge metal structure plant.
“At night, a civilian industrial plant in Borisovka was attacked by the armed forces of Ukraine,” regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.
He said: “No one was injured, the company’s employees were evacuated in time.
“Now everything is being done to keep the damage as low as possible.”
Red skies over Borisovka, Russia, as oil depots near the facility after the shelling of the region
Metal construction plan of Borisovsky Bridge in Borisovka, Belgorod, on the border with Ukraine
According to a report by the Telegram channel Horizontal Russia: “A large fire broke out at the plant due to shelling in the Belgorod region.
“The shells hit the territory of an industrial plant in the Borisovsky district.”
Nearby windows shattered from the force of the explosion.
Belgorod has reported dozens of attacks from Ukraine after Putin launched his illegal invasion.
Other reports said there was a shift at the factory when the attack came, adding that there was no word of casualties.
The same site was reportedly attacked in May last year.
Ukraine attacked the Crimean bridge across the Kerch Strait last year.
cause serious damage to the structure.
The Belgorod region plant supplies metal structures for these and other bridges.