Two explosions were reported Friday near the city of Luhansk, marking a tumultuous day in pro-Moscow breakaway regions like Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.
Multiple videos posted to the Telegram app show what appears to be a large fire in the distance illuminating the night sky.
Several cell phone videos of the scene were taken around midnight, The New York Times confirmed. One videoFilmed from an apartment building in Luhansk, it shows flames north of the city, in the direction of a gas pipeline and a compressed air station.
Tatyana Bogorodko, the general manager of Luganskgaz, a state-run local gas supplier, blamed the explosions on vandalism, according to pro-Russian news agencies, but she did not specify who she believes to be. who is responsible.
Other videos, filmed shortly after midnight Saturday local time, shows damaged pipelines. The cause of the damage is not clear.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/18/world/europe/videos-show-reported-explosions-near-luhansk.html The videos show explosions reported near Luhansk.