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The strikes, which came within an hour, echoed the shelling of Kramatorsk train station on April 8, he said. This attack, which left 57 dead and more than 100 injured, was blamed on Moscow by kyiv, but Russia has denied any responsibility.

Mr. Kamichine did not say where the stations targeted by the Russian army were. He maintained that 19 trains had been delayed, before asserting that they all left, late, a few hours later.

However, attacks on railway tracks were reported Monday by local authorities in Zhytomyr, east of kyiv, as well as in Rivne and Lviv, in the west of the country. The governor of Lviv released a video showing a column of smoke rising from a train station in Krasne, about an hour from Lviv.

According to the Ukrainian army general staff, shelling took place on Monday on almost the entire front line, which stretches nearly 500 kilometers between Kharkiv, in the northeast, and the region from Donetsk, in the southeast, through the Luhansk region.

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The whole country remained on Monday morning on alert for aerial bombardment for two hours, an unusually long period during which the population must seek refuge in shelters.

Strikes in central Ukraine

The governor of the Vinnytsia region, Serhi Borzov, notably spoke on Telegram of the deadly strikes against vital infrastructure of two towns in this region of central Ukraine, Zhmerinka and Koziatin. It was unclear whether this referred to attacks on the railroads.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov reports that the Kremenchuk refinery, Ukraine’s largest before the war, and other fuel depots were destroyed with long-range weapons. high precision scope.

According to the governor of the Poltava region, the attack carried out on Monday left one dead and seven injured.

Kremenchuk, on the banks of the Dnieper River, is an important logistics center for Ukrainian troops fighting the Russian invasion in Donbass.

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In total, Russian warplanes destroyed 56 Ukrainian targets overnight from Sunday to Monday, General Konashenkov said.

Major fire in a Russian oil depot

Meanwhile, a major fire broke out Monday at an oil depot in a Russian town about 100 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. No cause was given for the fire.

The Bryansk oil depot is owned by a subsidiary of Russian state-controlled Transneft, which operates the Druzhba pipeline that transports crude west to other European countries. It was unclear whether the depot was part of the pipeline infrastructure and whether the fire could affect those deliveries.

Another oil storage facility in Bryansk also caught fire early Monday, the Russian press reported, and the cause was not immediately known.

Last month, two Ukrainian helicopter gunships hit an oil tank in Russia’s border region of Belgorod, sparking a fire.

With information from Reuters, Associated Press, The Canadian Press, and New York Times

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