Attack on Belgorod

Missile attack in 2022

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Attack on Belgorod
Part of the spillover of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Горящая нефтебаза в Белгороде.jpg
Consequences of the explosion at the oil depot
Date29 March 2022 (2022-03-29) – 1 April 2022 (2022-04-01)
Location50°35′29.8″N 36°40′13.1″E / 50.591611°N 36.670306°E / 50.591611; 36.670306Coordinates: 50°35′29.8″N 36°40′13.1″E / 50.591611°N 36.670306°E / 50.591611; 36.670306
Result Fuel facilities destroyed and damaged
 Ukraine (not confirmed, denied by Ukraine)  Russia
Units involved
БЕ заг АВІА (2016).png Ukrainian Army Aviation (not confirmed, denied by Ukraine)  Russian Armed Forces
2 Mi-24 Helicopters Unknown
Casualties and losses
None 2 injured[1]
Belgorod is located in Belgorod Oblast
Location within Belgorod Oblast

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5] Ukraine neither confirmed nor denied accountability as of 3 p.m., April 1, UTC time.[6] Ukrainian security official Oleksiy Danilov denied Ukraine was behind the helicopter attack.[7][8] This is the first alleged Ukrainian airstrike in Russian territory since the beginning of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Ukrainian helicopters hit fuel depot in Russia, Zelenskyy sacks 2 top officials
  2. ^ Sangal, Aditi; Vogt, Adrienne; Wagner, Meg; Macaya, Melissa; Chowdhury, Maureen; Caldwell, Travis; Federico O'Murchú, Seán; Kolirin, Lianne; Noor Haq, Sana (2022-03-30). "Explosions in Russia's Belgorod region may be due to fire, says governor". CNN. CNN. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  3. ^ "Ukraine attacks Russian oil depot as Mariupol awaits evacuations and Putin's troops abandon Chernobyl". CBS News. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Russia alleges Ukrainian helicopters struck Belgorod fuel depot". Al Jazeera. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 2 April 2022.
  5. ^ Axe, David. "Ukrainian Attack Helicopters Just Slipped Into Russia And Blew Up A Fuel Depot". Forbes. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Simone; Caldwell, Travis; Regan, Helen (2022-04-01). "Fire breaks out at a Russian fuel depot near Ukrainian border". CNN. CNN. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  7. ^ "Ukraine's top security official says Ukraine was not behind helicopter attack on Russian oil depot - Reuters". BNO News. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  8. ^ AP. "Ukraine denies it hit Russian oil storage facility". Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  9. ^ Cole, Brendan (1 April 2022). "Ukraine's Military Helicopters Strike Inside Russia—Local Official". Newsweek. Retrieved 2 April 2022.

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