A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed Maria Zakharova The Ukrainian forces launched the air raid on the oil depot in Belgorod After the US State Department called on its citizens to leave Russia.
Zakharova noted on “Telegram” that at approximately 19:30 UTC on March 31, the US State Department spokesman called Ned Price American citizens to leave Russia and Ukraine immediately. “We take seriously our responsibility to keep US citizens informed of developments that may affect their safety and security while traveling or outside the US. We reiterate our call to all US citizens to leave Russia and Ukraine,” he said.
“Six hours later at 02:00 UTC on April 1, two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters crossed the Russian border and attacked positions in Belgorod,” Zakharova said.
Zakharova asked: “Was Washington aware?”
A missile strike by two Ukrainian helicopters on the outskirts of Belgorod last Friday morning led to a fire in an oil depot. The accident did not result in any injuries.