A loading station of the Druzhba oil pipeline in Russia’s Bryansk Region, near Ukraine, was shelled early on Wednesday, its operator – the Transneft oil company – has claimed.
The incident was first reported by the Baza Telegram channel, which said that the facility in the village of Sven had been attacked twice within 20 minutes at around 5:00am local time. Three empty fuel storage tanks were hit by shells, with several ten-centimeter holes detected in them afterwards, it added.
A few hours later, the operator of the Druzhba pipeline, Russian oil company Transneft, confirmed the attack to Tass news agency.
“Yes, early this morning there really was an attempt to commit a terrorist act against the Druzhba oil pipeline system at the ‘Bryansk’ loading station,” the company’s spokesman, Igor Demin, told the agency.
“No one was hurt or injured” as a result of the attack, Demin said, adding that the “relevant authorities” have been investigating the incident.