Russian bombing continues, and Kiev denies responsibility for targeting an oil facility in Russia

Russian bombing continues, and Kiev denies responsibility for targeting an oil facility in Russia The Kyiv government has insisted on denying responsibility for the attack on an oil facility in the Russian city of Belgorod, and has accused Russian forces of continuing to bomb towns near the Ukrainian capital, despite Russian promises to reduce forces in the region.  On Friday, Kyiv denied responsibility for the attack on an oil facility in the Russian city of Belgorod, in which Moscow had previously accused Ukraine of being involved.  Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of Ukraine's National Security Council, told state television that Kyiv was "not responsible" for the attack.  "For some reason they say we did it, but in fact this does not correspond to reality," he added, according to the Associated Press.  Earlier today, presidential advisor Oleksiy Aristovich commented on the Russian accusations, saying: "We are carrying out defensive operations on our territory, and the Russian authorities bear responsibility for everything that happens on their territory."  He added, "The Russian authorities should know what is going on in Belgorod, maybe someone smoked in the wrong place, maybe something else happened, maybe the Russian forces are violating orders and do not want to enter Ukrainian territory by the available means."  Russia accused Ukraine of targeting an oil facility within the Russian border in the city of Belgorod, at dawn on Friday, according to what was announced by the regional governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov.  "A fire broke out in a fuel tank due to an air strike by two Ukrainian military helicopters that entered the Russian region at low altitude," Gladkov wrote on Telegram.  He added that the fire caused by the bombing injured two workers, and that some areas in the city near the Ukrainian border were evacuated.  In the same context, the Belgorod Mayor's Office said that more than 300 firefighters were able to put out the fire using a helicopter and a special fire train.  The city's mayor said the bombing of towns near the Ukrainian capital continues despite Russian promises to reduce forces in the area.  Vitali Klitschko told British television station "Sky News" on Friday that the sounds of explosions were resounding "nonstop during the day and night."  Klitschko also said that cities northwest of Kyiv such as Irbin, Borodinka, and Hostomel were targeted after Ukrainian fighters pushed back the Russian forces, and fighting also continued in Brovary, east of Kyiv.  For those who might wish to return to Kyiv in light of the supposed Russian withdrawal, Klitschko urged them to wait “two weeks” to see how the situation developed.

The Kyiv government has insisted on denying responsibility for the attack on an oil facility in the Russian city of Belgorod, and has accused Russian forces of continuing to bomb towns near the Ukrainian capital, despite Russian promises to reduce forces in the region.

On Friday, Kyiv denied responsibility for the attack on an oil facility in the Russian city of Belgorod, in which Moscow had previously accused Ukraine of being involved.

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of Ukraine's National Security Council, told state television that Kyiv was "not responsible" for the attack.

"For some reason they say we did it, but in fact this does not correspond to reality," he added, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier today, presidential advisor Oleksiy Aristovich commented on the Russian accusations, saying: "We are carrying out defensive operations on our territory, and the Russian authorities bear responsibility for everything that happens on their territory."

He added, "The Russian authorities should know what is going on in Belgorod, maybe someone smoked in the wrong place, maybe something else happened, maybe the Russian forces are violating orders and do not want to enter Ukrainian territory by the available means."

Russia accused Ukraine of targeting an oil facility within the Russian border in the city of Belgorod, at dawn on Friday, according to what was announced by the regional governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov.

"A fire broke out in a fuel tank due to an air strike by two Ukrainian military helicopters that entered the Russian region at low altitude," Gladkov wrote on Telegram.

He added that the fire caused by the bombing injured two workers, and that some areas in the city near the Ukrainian border were evacuated.

In the same context, the Belgorod Mayor's Office said that more than 300 firefighters were able to put out the fire using a helicopter and a special fire train.

The city's mayor said the bombing of towns near the Ukrainian capital continues despite Russian promises to reduce forces in the area.

Vitali Klitschko told British television station "Sky News" on Friday that the sounds of explosions were resounding "nonstop during the day and night."

Klitschko also said that cities northwest of Kyiv such as Irbin, Borodinka, and Hostomel were targeted after Ukrainian fighters pushed back the Russian forces, and fighting also continued in Brovary, east of Kyiv.

For those who might wish to return to Kyiv in light of the supposed Russian withdrawal, Klitschko urged them to wait “two weeks” to see how the situation developed.
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