Putin’s holiday paradise has been attacked
A massive fire broke out in the Russian city of Sochi on the Black Sea.
An oil depot near the city’s airport caught fire.
Several Russian state media outlets reported this on Wednesday morning.
Videos are circulating on social media, showing huge flames and large black smoke rising from the site.
Extensive firefighting work is currently underway.
The local rescue service sent several units to the scene.
The extent of the damage is unclear.
The cause of the fire has not been determined currently.
However, there are many signs that an explosion has occurred.
Eyewitnesses from the scene reported that several explosions were heard at the scene shortly before the fire broke out.
This was reported by the official Russian news agency RIA.
Information about drones
Social media claimed that a Ukrainian drone airstrike caused the fire.
The information has not been confirmed.
Putin’s holiday paradise
Sochi is a city in southern Russia with a population of about 410,000 people.
Its proximity to the Black Sea, warm climate, and significant investment have turned the city into one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin invested large sums of money to renovate the city.
Sochi hosted the 2014 Olympic Games and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Before the tournament, the city was expanded and huge sums of money were invested in new luxury resorts, sports facilities and roads.
Luxurious palace by the sea
Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his associates revealed that Putin secretly built a giant palace near Sochi.
According to Navalny, the luxury mansion was paid for with Russian taxpayers’ money.
The bill reached 11 billion Swedish krona.
The opposition politician claims that Putin’s giant rooftop palace is the largest private property in Russia.
– It’s a building half the size of Stockholm Castle, SR Eckot confirmed when the reveal was announced.
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