BREAKING: Unconfirmed reports of large explosion at oil depot in Nizhnegorsk region of Crimea

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A large explosion was reported to have occurred at an oil depot in the Russian-controlled Nizhnegorsk region of Crimea but has not been confirmed.


A large explosion has allegedly occurred at an oil depot located in Russian-occupied Crimea according to online reports this evening, Friday, December 23. They also reported a Ukrainian drone being shot down near the facility in the Nizhnegorsk region. Both claims are as yet unconfirmed.

Video footage from a surveillance camera uploaded onto the ‘Ukraine Now’ Telegram channel claims to show the moment a drone hit its target. The attached message said they were awaiting confirmation of the incident. Various other Russian Telegram channels are reporting the same incident.

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