A HUGE explosion has hit a strategic Russian oil and gas field amid suspicions that key facilities are being targeted for sabotage.
“Armageddon-like” flames shot into the sky from the huge fire at the Markovskoye facility, the latest in a series of explosions and fires linked to the war in Ukraine.
Dramatic footage shows the scene from hell caused by the “jet fire” in east Siberia’s Ust-Kut district of the Irkutsk region.
Putin has recruited tens of thousands of his fighters from Siberia, and the Irkutsk region suffers from a high mortality rate.
At least seven people were injured in the blast in Angarsk, which was in the same region as an blast three days earlier that has been compared to an earthquake or plane crash because of its magnitude.
Recently, there have also been explosions and fires in shopping malls and power plants.
The incidents have been linked to sabotage against the Russian tyrant’s unpopular war in Ukraine, which has killed nearly 100,000 Russians and maimed many others.
The Russian authorities rushed out a statement explaining this The Markovskoye fire was under control, although it was clearly still burning in the remote region.
Governor Igor Kobzev did not mention the explosion heard by witnesses, claiming: “The fire was extinguished at the complex natural gas processing plant in the Markovskoye field.
“There is no danger to local residents.”
But he admitted 155 firefighters were deployed to control an inferno that some estimates said had spread to 10,700 square feet.
The plant produces crude oil as well as condensate and natural gas.
It is co-owner of Russian billionaire Nikolay Buinov.
The blast and initial fire began just after 11 p.m. local time on Sunday, and officials say the fire will not spread.
An investigation into the cause of the recent explosion and fire is underway.
Investigators are still investigating the earlier massive fire at the Angarsk oil refinery on Thursday.
Two such infernos devastated major shopping malls in Moscow this month.
The fire broke out at the mega mall in Khimki, near the Russian capital, causing part of the building to collapse.
One person died in the fire.
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