Russia 24 correspondent Boris Maksudov's news story could have helped the Armed Forces of Ukraine to adjust the strike on the remaining tank cars with fuel in Shakhtarsk near Donetsk, Ukraine.
On the morning of October 27, in a live broadcast from the city's train station, where a large-scale fire had broken out on the evening of October 26, Maksudov showed that the fuel tanks were still intact. A few hours later, fire broke out in that same place again. The pro-Kremlin media wrote it was the result of three HIMARS missile strikes.
According to the “DNR Emergencies Ministry,” 20 fuel tanks were damaged as a result of the October 26 fire. Ukraine has not commented in any way on its involvement in the attacks.
“In the occupied Shakhtarsk, Donetsk region, as a result of “careless handling of electric welding equipment by station workers who were in a state of alcoholic intoxication,” there was an explosion of Russian fuel tanks intended for the entire Donetsk group of troops,” the AFU Strategic Communications Directorate reported.