Russia fired cruise missiles at the Odessa airfield in response to the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces on the gas production platforms of Chornomorneftegaz. About it informs June 21 Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The Russian military launched a strike with Onyx missiles. A hangar of the Ukrainian army with Bayraktar-TB2 drones was destroyed at the Odessa military airfield “Shkolny”. Also, according to the same message from the Ministry of Defense, two artillery platoons of 155-mm M-777 howitzers and two S-300 installations near Ochakovo and Tuzla, Odessa region, were hit on Kubansky Island.
Ukrainian military hit anti-ship missiles and shells from a drone on the platforms of the State Unitary Enterprise “Chernomorneftegaz” on the morning of Monday, June 20. Oil production was temporarily suspended. After the attack, a fire started on the BK-1 platform, which the rescuers cannot stop. Over the past day, the fire has approached the well, said Olga Kovitidi, a member of the Federation Council from Crimea, in interview Interfax..
The fire on the drilling platforms of Chornomorneftegaz, which began after the shelling of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, came close to the well. At the time of the impact, 109 people were on the installation, seven of them have not yet been found, Kovitidi claimed.
A total of 94 people were evacuated, three of them were hospitalized in a state of moderate severity, clarified on the eve of the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov in the Telegram channel. The search for the remaining seven continues, patrol boats and aviation are involved. 15 people continue to work at the site.
“Unfortunately, information on 3 wounded and 7 missing is confirmed. I guarantee that their search will continue,” Aksyonov said.
SUE “Chernomorneftegaz” is engaged in the production of hydrocarbons in the shallows of the Black Sea and in the waters of the Sea of Azov. The company also operates deposits in the Crimean territories, searches for new deposits, transports and stores natural gas and oil products.