News from Russia: Huge fire tears through Moscow street after car explosions | World | News
On Wednesday evening on Kustanayskaya Street in eastern Moscow, videos on social media showed a number of burning cars. Up to seven vehicles were set on fire, as seen in multiple separate accounts and videos of the incident.
In a video posted by Ukraine War SitRep, an explosion is heard as fires rage in the street.
In a YouTube video posted by Наша паРаша, translated into “Our Russia”, posted a clip from Russian TV channel Moscow 24.
In the video, filmed on the same street as the Ukraine War SitRep clip, fires engulf a number of cars as people watch.
Twitter user @igorsushko also posted a clip of the fire to news agency Mash and claimed that “seven cars were set on fire in Moscow”.
The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of publication.
It comes as local authorities in three Russian regions close to Ukraine reported explosions on Wednesday evening.
An ammunition depot in the Belgorod region was reportedly set on fire.
Suspected attacks from Ukraine have also been reported in the Voronezh and Kursk regions.
In Kursk, there were unconfirmed reports that Russian air defenses shot down Ukrainian military drones.
Explosions were also heard in the cities of Kursk and Oboyan.
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In the Voronezh region, Russian air defenses were reportedly active to repel an attack on the strategic military air base in Baltimore.
Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region, said on Telegram: “Around 3:35 a.m. I woke up to a loud bang that sounded like an explosion. As I was writing this article, three more explosions were heard.
He said: “According to preliminary information, an ammunition depot is on fire near the village of Staraya Nelidovka.”
No civilian casualties were reported.
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An aide to Volodymyr Zelensky said the explosions in the three Russian provinces were “karma”.
Without admitting that Ukraine was responsible, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak said it was natural for Russian regions where fuel and weapons are stored to learn about “demilitarization”.
Writing on Telegram, he said: “The reasons for the destruction of military infrastructure in border areas can be very varied.”
Mr Podolyak added “sooner or later debts will have to be repaid”, and said “karma is a cruel thing”.