There were 109 people on drilling platforms in the Black Sea at the time of the strike.
Aksenov: On the drilling platforms of Chernomorneftegaz during the blow there were 109 people according to the head of the republic, 21 people were already evacuated. At least three people were injured
At the drilling rigs of “Chernomorneftegaz” at the moment when the Ukrainian forces struck at them, there were 109 people, said the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov.
“In the morning, we had 109 people on the towers. According to preliminary information, the most critical was the first blow, respectively, on the first tower. For the rest, according to preliminary information, there were no wounded or dead. 21 people have already been evacuated,— he said (TASS quote).
Aksyonov assured that the land part of the Crimea is covered by air defense forces as much as possible and nothing threatens the peninsula. Senator from the republic Olga Kovitidi told the agency that the security of important facilities in the region would be strengthened.
About attacks on the drilling platforms of the Chernomorneftegaz company Aksenov said earlier on Monday. At least three people were injured, he said. A representative of the administration of one of the regions of Crimea said that two of them had already been sent to the hospital. The rescue operation is carried out by the Ministry of Defense, military patrol ships and aviation have been sent to the region.
TASS, citing a source in emergency services, said that the strike was carried out by a Ukrainian missile in the area of a field near Odessa.
Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi told RIA Novosti that a gas, otherwise an explosion could have occurred that would have affected Odessa as well.
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