Fire breaks out at two oil storage facilities in Bryansk where Russian military is based nearby – Reuters

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A fire is reported in the western Russian city of Bryansk on April 25, apparently at an oil storage facility.

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Two locations in the western Russian city of Bryansk, where the oil is stored, were seen on fire on the night of April 25, according to numerous open-source intelligence reports on social media platforms.

A Russian army is also based near the western Russian city about 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian border. The city is a key transit point for Russian military armor en route to Ukraine. Oil is also crucial to the country’s war effort.

Numerous videos showed a burning oil depot as well as a refinery owned by Russian state-owned Rosneft, online reports said while providing geolocation coordinates.

OSINTdefender on Twitter said the oil depot was called “druzhba” (friendship). It is not known whether the oil there is attached to the eponymous pipeline which pumps hydrocarbons further west.

The two locations of the fires reported in the western Russian city of Bryansk on April 25, 2022.

Russian media have so far remained silent on the fires and have only reported on the incidents by quoting the Ministry of Emergency Services.

Russia launched a new invasion of neighboring Ukraine on February 24 with a multi-pronged attack that has since narrowed to focus on taking territory in the eastern Donbass region and in the south.

Thousands of servicemen and civilians have been killed and about a quarter of Ukraine’s population has been displaced, with more than 5 million people fleeing the country abroad.

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