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June 21, 2022 3:23 pmby The Kyiv Independent news desk

Russian senator in Crimea Olga Kovitidi said firefighters tried to reach the rigs but could not as the fire had already reached the well, Russian state-controlled news agency TASS reported. Russia seized the rigs at Ukraine's Chornomornaftogaz enterprise, a subsidiary of state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz, in 2014. On June 20, Russia said Ukraine's Armed Forces had struck the rigs. 

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