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|Attack on Belgorod|
|Part of the spillover of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine|
Consequences of the explosion at the oil depot
|Ukraine (not confirmed, denied by Ukraine)||Russia|
|Ukrainian Army Aviation (not confirmed, denied by Ukraine)||Russian Armed Forces|
|2 Mi-24 Helicopters||Unknown|
|Casualties and losses|
On 29 March, local officials reported a series of explosions outside the Russian city of Belgorod, close to the border with Ukraine. It was later reported that those explosions may have been caused by a fire.
On 1 April, according to Russian Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov and an unnamed US official, two Ukrainian Mi-24 Helicopters attacked and set fire to a fuel depot in Belgorod, Russia in a low-altitude air strike with no reported casualties. Ukraine neither confirmed nor denied accountability as of 3 p.m., April 1, UTC time. Ukrainian security official Oleksiy Danilov denied Ukraine was behind the helicopter attack. This is the first alleged Ukrainian airstrike in Russian territory since the beginning of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
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