A MAJOR Russian oil refinery was ablaze today in the latest mystery fire to hit key energy installations amid the war against Ukraine.
The inferno was at a giant Lukoil installation near Nizhny Novgorod, some 300 miles east of Moscow.
Footage showed large flames from a damaged gasoline pipe at the complex in Kstovsky district.
Ten fire brigades were sent to tackle the blaze, and there was a call for reinforcements amid a "difficult situation', said reports.
There were no initial reports of casualties.
Russia has been hit by a succession of fires at strategic sites amid suspicions that some are sabotage in protest at Vladimir Putin.
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