6/20, 12:30 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Ukraine attacks oil platforms in Crimea

Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov (pictured) said on Monday that Ukrainian forces attacked local oil drilling platforms in the morning local time.

There were 12 people on the platforms belonging to local energy company Chernomorneftegaz in the Black Sea, he said in a Telegram video, adding that five individuals were rescued, three of them were injured and the search for the others continues. In his second update, Aksyonov specified that Kiev troops hit three towers that held 109 workers and that 21 of them have been evacuated.

Over the weekend, Russia reportedly targeted Ukrainian energy facilities.

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