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Russian official: Drone causes fire at Crimea oil reservoir

A massive fire erupted at an oil reservoir in Crimea after it was hit by a drone, a Russia-appointed official there reported Saturday.

Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Moscow-installed governor of the Black Sea peninsula's port city of Sevastopol, posted videos and photos of the blaze on his Telegram channel.

"We changed history by sinking Moscow missile cruiser"

He added that the sunken Russian flagship will one day become a popular spot for divers.
"One year ago, the naval forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine changed history. The missile cruiser Moscow, the 'Russian warship' flagship of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, was hit by a well-aimed strike from a Ukrainian Neptune missile and sank the next day," said Reznikov.

Russian Black Sea Fleet assaulted

As the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, announced on his Telegram channel, a total of three drones that tried to enter the bay were destroyed and the warships were not destroyed.
"Our sailors shot at them with small arms. Air defense was also working," wrote the governor of Sevastopol, where the main base of the Black Sea Fleet is located.

Russia suspends participation in Ukraine grain deal

Moscow on Saturday suspended its participation in a landmark agreement that allowed vital grain exports from Ukraine, blaming drone attacks on Russian ships in Crimea.

Russia made the announcement after its army accused Kiev earlier Saturday of a "massive" drone attack on its Black Sea fleet, which Ukraine labelled a "false pretext" and the UN urged the deal's preservation.

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The Russian Navy prevented a drone attack near Sevastopol

Russian naval forces have prevented a drone attack near Sevastopol on the annexed Crimean peninsula, reports Russian-appointed governor Mikhail Razvozhaev.