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“The gas explosion went off one kilometer away from the village of Iskovtsy. According to available reports, no people were injured in the gas blast, fire-fighting efforts continue,” the press service said.
Eyewitnesses said that the flame rose 200 meters up after the blast.
The blast at the Russian-Ukrainian Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod gas pipeline in Ukraine did not affect the transit of Russian natural gas, British news agency Reuters reported with reference to a source in Russian energy giant Gazprom on Tuesday.
“Gas export did not reduce, this is a parallel gas pipeline,” the source stated.