Ukraine shelling triggers Donetsk oil depot fire: officials

STORY: "As a result of overnight shelling in the Budennovsky district, there was a fire at a fuel storage warehouse," Donetsk mayor Alexey Kulemzin said in a post on the Telegram social network.

There were no casualties as a result of the blaze, Donetsk's emergency services said.

The fire was extinguished around 1000 a.m. local time (0700 GMT), Kulemzin said.

Footage shared on social media showed a fire blazing near oil tanks on railway tracks at the storage depot.

Donetsk is the capital of the separatist Russian-backed "Donetsk People's Republic" - a breakaway entity in Ukraine's Donbas region, recognized only by Russia, Syria and North Korea.

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