Headline RoundupApril 1st, 2022

Kremlin Accuses Ukraine of Attacking Russian Fuel Depot, Disrupting Peace Talks

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The Kremlin accused Ukraine of attacking a Russian fuel depot on Friday, and said the strike made continuing peace talks uncomfortable.

A regional Russian leader said "an air strike carried out by two Ukrainian army helicopters who entered Russian territory at a low altitude" created a fire at a fuel depot in the Russian city of Belgorod. Ukraine's foreign minister responded, saying he "can neither confirm nor reject the claim that Ukraine was involved in this simply because I do not possess all the military information." It's the first accusation of a Ukrainian attack on Russian soil since President Vladimir Putin began his invasion of Ukraine in late February. Videos circulating on social media appear to show helicopters firing missiles at the fuel depot. Belgorod is roughly 20 miles from the Ukrainian border.

Coverage of the strike was consistent and balanced across the political spectrum Friday.

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