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Ukraine: Smoke rises over Donetsk after oil refinery shelling00:52

Ukraine: Smoke rises over Donetsk after oil refinery shelling

Ukraine, Donetsk
September 1, 2014 at 09:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

An oil refinery in Donetsk was shaken by a powerful blast on Sunday evening after it was hit by shelling. A large column of dense smoke rose above the plant after the explosion, which echoed throughout the city.

Residents from the Lidievka district close to the oil refinery's location claim pro-Kiev forces fired upon the oil refinery facility.There have been no reports of fatalities or injuries from the attack.

The extent of the damage done to the oil refinery, or whether there is any danger to the immediate environment by oil spills remains unclear.

Ukraine: Smoke rises over Donetsk after oil refinery shelling00:52
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An oil refinery in Donetsk was shaken by a powerful blast on Sunday evening after it was hit by shelling. A large column of dense smoke rose above the plant after the explosion, which echoed throughout the city.

Residents from the Lidievka district close to the oil refinery's location claim pro-Kiev forces fired upon the oil refinery facility.There have been no reports of fatalities or injuries from the attack.

The extent of the damage done to the oil refinery, or whether there is any danger to the immediate environment by oil spills remains unclear.

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