Explosion in Donetsk destroys Russian tank containers

Image: Telegram. Petro Andryushchenko/Андрющенко Time

An explosion that occurred on the evening of 26 October in a railway facility at Shakhtarsk, Donetsk oblast, destroyed Russian rolling stock. Specifically, 12 Russian fuel tanks burnt down while other freight cars containing cargo were saved. The fire broke out after the ignition of fuel and lubricants.

Ukrainian authorities and media have not identified whether the incident resulted from an attack. However, it seems unrelated to the rail guerrilla attacks that happened earlier this week and ended up destroying rail infrastructure on the border between Russia-Belarus.

Equipment heading to the war front

According to Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, also located in the Donetsk oblast, “twelve foreign fuel tanks were set on fire. However, the wagon train was composed of other freight wagons that were not impacted by the fire”. Andryushchenko mentioned that the cargo loaded on the train was destined for the war front. The incident occurred at the Postnikovo railway station.

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Explosion in Donetsk destroys Russian tank containers

Image: Telegram. Petro Andryushchenko/Андрющенко Time

An explosion that occurred on the evening of 26 October in a railway facility at Shakhtarsk, Donetsk oblast, destroyed Russian rolling stock. Specifically, 12 Russian fuel tanks burnt down while other freight cars containing cargo were saved. The fire broke out after the ignition of fuel and lubricants.

Ukrainian authorities and media have not identified whether the incident resulted from an attack. However, it seems unrelated to the rail guerrilla attacks that happened earlier this week and ended up destroying rail infrastructure on the border between Russia-Belarus.

Equipment heading to the war front

According to Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, also located in the Donetsk oblast, “twelve foreign fuel tanks were set on fire. However, the wagon train was composed of other freight wagons that were not impacted by the fire”. Andryushchenko mentioned that the cargo loaded on the train was destined for the war front. The incident occurred at the Postnikovo railway station.

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