Russian Naval Base?
Report: Ukraine attacks oil rig in Black Sea
06/26/2022, 10:04 PM
In the Black Sea, several oil rigs are producing oil and gas – claims Russia. Ukraine, on the other hand, is convinced that these are Russian naval bases. According to a report, he fired on a platform for the second time in a few days.
According to a media report, the Ukrainian army has fired again at a gas production platform in the Black Sea. This is reported by Russian news agency mug Citing representatives of the annexed peninsula of Crimea. No one got injured. It is not known whether there is a fire or not.
According to the representative of Crimea, this is one of the drilling platforms that was attacked last Monday. According to the information, there were 109 people on the islands at that time. Of these, three were injured, seven others are missing. According to the report, the search work will continue.
The platform is called a mobile jack-up platform with lower legs that can be submerged in the ocean floor. They are operated by the Chernomorneftegaz company, which is based in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea and exploits several gas and oil fields in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. The company is actually a subsidiary of the Ukrainian Energy Group. naughty, After the Russian annexation of Crimea, it was confiscated by the separatist regional parliament. In December 2015, Chernomor Neftegaz towed two oil spillsThose who were supposed to exploit a gas field in the waters of the Ukrainian Black Sea city of Odessa, fled to the Crimea coast with the help of Russian forces.
According to Russian information, production platforms Stopped after shelling on Monday. Ukraine, on the other hand, is convinced that they are currently not being used to extract gas, but are being used by the Russian military. Odessa military administration spokesman Serhi Brachuk said after last Monday’s attack that air defense equipment, among other things, is stored at the oil spill. He described the platforms on which a radar station is said to be located, “the eyes and ears of the Russian Black Sea Fleet”.
In line with this view, the drilling platforms are now back in the Black Sea, 122 km from the Crimean coast. point out, among other things, freely accessible satellite images on that Twitter were shared. In this way, Russia “wants to gain full control over the north-western part of the Black Sea,” said the spokesman for the Odessa Military Administration, Bratshuk, during the week.
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