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Missiles hit an oil facility in a Russian-occupied Ukrainian city

Moscow: Rocket attacks on a town in the Russian-occupied Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine led to a fuel depot catching fire, according to occupation authorities.

“As a result of a rocket attack with cluster munitions on Sverdlovsk, a storage facility for fuel and lubricants was damaged,” Leonid Pasechnik, head of the pro-Russian separatist forces in the Luhansk region, wrote on his Telegram channel on Monday.

Ukraine renamed the small town of Sverdlovsk, occupied by Russian forces since 2014, as Dovzhansk in 2016.

According to Ukrainian media, the rocket attack also hit a Russian military base.

Videos on social networks show heavy clouds of smoke, but also a burning multi-storey barracks-like building.

Russian authorities on the ground have not officially released any information about casualties or injuries.

Ukraine has been fending off a full-scale Russian military invasion for more than two years.

Kiev has recently fired missiles at oil processing plants and fuel depots, in addition to purely military targets, to hamper the Russian military’s logistics.

(IANS)