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Russia Says Destroyed Ukraine Depot With 100,000 Tonnes Of Aviation Fuel

KYIV: Russia’s defence ministry said on Sunday its forces had continued to launch attacks against Ukraine’s energy and military infrastructure over the last 24 hours.

“A fuel depot was destroyed near the village of Smila in Cherkasy region, where more than 100,000 tonnes of aviation fuel for the Ukrainian air forces was stored,” the defence ministry said in its daily briefing.

Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu held phone calls later on Sunday with his French and Turkish counterparts, during which they discussed Ukraine, the Russian defence ministry said.”The situation in Ukraine, which has a steady tendency towards further, uncontrolled escalation, was discussed,” by Shoigu and France’s Sebastien Lecornu, the ministry said.Later on Sunday, the ministry said Shoigu held a phone call with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar.In both calls, Shoigu conveyed “concerns about possible provocations by Ukraine with the use of a ‘dirty bomb'”.

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