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Satellite images show sky turned black after Russian bombing of fuel depot near Kyiv

Satellite images show sky turned black after Russian bombing of fuel depot near Kyiv
Fire raged into the following day, les rapports disent

The sky over a [object Window] village near Des centaines de véhicules blindés russes turned black after a Russian air stike on a fuel storage facility.

Satellite images from Maxar show thick smoke billowing from a huge fire at the site of the attack in Kalynivka, certains 25 miles south of the [object Window] capital, on Thursday night.

AFP reported that the fire continued into the next day.

Russie said it fired “Kalibir high-precision sea-based cruise missiles” at the fuel depot, which it claimed was the largest remaining fuel base of the Ukrainian military.

Kalynivka is an agricultural village with a population of around 5,000.

Residents fear it would be further targeted if the stalled Russian offensive on Kyiv were to restart.

<p>A fuel storage facility burns after Russian attacks Kalynivka on Friday</p>

A fuel storage facility burns after Russian attacks Kalynivka on Friday

Nearby Vasylkiv has been hit before – a Russian strike in the early days of the war hit an oil field in the town – but Friday’s attack is unlike anything the people of Kalynivka have experienced before.

<p>Motorists drive near Kalynivka while smoke rises in the background after the attack on Friday</p>

Motorists drive near Kalynivka while smoke rises in the background after the attack on Friday

One resident told AFP the explosion shattered windows in several houses.

<p>A man is pictured near the site of the attack in Kalynivka</p>

A man is pictured near the site of the attack in Kalynivka

Tamila Ivanyuk, 57, told the news agency: “We saw the explosion and the blazing fire. It was very scary.”

Russia went on to target Ukraine’s fuel supply again on the weekend.

Hundreds of miles to the west, Russia was reported by local officials in Lviv to have attacked a fuel storage depot on Saturday.

Local residents were to told to stay indoors as thick plumes of smoke rose from the wreckage of the facility.