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Ukraine Attacks Crimea Oil Drilling Platforms, 1st Since Russia Invasion
Russia-Ukraine War: Five people had been saved, three of them injured, while the search continued for others "with the involvement of patrol ships and aviation".
The head of Moscow-controlled Crimea on Monday accused Ukraine of firing on oil drilling platforms off the coast of the peninsula that was annexed by Russia in 2014.
"This morning the enemy attacked the drilling platforms of Chernomorneftegaz," Sergey Aksyonov said on Telegram, referring to the Crimea-based oil and gas company.
"I am in contact with our colleagues from the defence ministry and the FSB (security agency), we are working on saving people," he added.
According to him, five people had been saved, three of them injured, while the search continued for others "with the involvement of patrol ships and aviation".
Aksyonov did not specify which platforms had been affected, but the Chernomorneftegaz operates several gas and oil fields in the Black Sea and in the Sea of Azov.
This is the first reported strike against offshore energy infrastructure in Crimea since Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24.
Tunisian government, unions agree to talks on IMF reform program
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Saudi Arabia expands Umrah with visa allowance
All Saudi visa holders are now permitted to perform Umrah in the wake of a decision by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
Assassins Creed: Why the plot to kill John Bolton is in the DNA of the Iranian regime
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Terrorist detonates suicide vest as Saudi security forces try to make arrest
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UAE minister says youth are main tool for building sustainable future
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US is the worst-performing G7 economy
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Saudi Arabia issues 90 industrial licenses in June
The Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources issued 90 new industrial licenses in June covering five industrial activities.
We're not in a hurry to win medals, says CEO of Saudi training center
The newly appointed CEO of the Saudi Olympic Training Center (SOTC) has said Saudi Arabia is not in a hurry to make achievements at international athletic competitions.
Five held after attempt to smuggle narcotic pills thwarted
Saudi customs authorities have thwarted an attempt to smuggle 1,100,000 narcotic pills into the country.
Assistant Minister of Defense Khalid Al-Bayari tours Southern Region
In implementation of the directive of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs Dr. Kh...
Wanted man blew himself in Jeddah during arrest; blast injures three officers, Pakistani resident
A wanted person killed himself on Wednesday evening after detonating an explosive device as security officers were about to arrest him following a chase, the official spokesman ...
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