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Russian massive morning attack in Ukraine’s west damaged a gas storage facility — Naftogaz

Russia fired two waves of missiles, including Kinzhals, early in the morning on 24 March, directed at Ukraine’s Lviv region. It took firefighters almost the whole day to extinguish the fire.
Transport facilities of Ukraine’s Gas Transport System. Photo: Naftogaz (Illustrative photo)
Russian massive morning attack in Ukraine’s west damaged a gas storage facility — Naftogaz

According to Ukraine’s governor of Lviv Oblast, Maksym Kozytskyi, the first wave of cruise missiles hit the “object of critical infrastructure.” A few hours later, during the next wave of attack, Russia fired its most dangerous Kinzhal missiles against the very same object, Kozytrkyi said.

In his evening statement, he said that the firefighters completely extinguished the fire ten hours later.

A low bow to the 61 rescuers who have been working since the morning until now to eliminate the fire,” Kozytskyi wrote.

At the same time, Ukraine’s CEO of state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz, Oleksiy Chernyshovwrote in his evening statement that Russia had targeted an underground gas storage facility in Lviv Oblast in its morning attack. As a result, the ground infrastructure was damaged. However, this situation will not critically impact the company’s operations since the gas is stored underground.

The damaged surface infrastructure will need repairs. However, we have sufficient backup capacities to mitigate any immediate impacts. The supply of natural gas to Ukrainian consumers remains unaffected by the attack,” Chernyshow wrote.

It remains unclear whether Russia attacked only this gas facility or some other objects as well during its largest in recent months attack against Lviv Oblast in Ukraine’s west.

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