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Ukraine delivers three strikes at Black Sea drilling rigs, Crimean leader reports

According to earlier reports, several people were wounded
Crimean governor Sergey Aksyonov Vyacheslav Prokofyev/TASS
Crimean governor Sergey Aksyonov
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SIMFEROPOL, June 20. /TASS/. Ukrainian forces have delivered three strikes at Chernomorneftegaz drilling rigs in the Black Sea, Crimean leader Sergey Aksyonov said on Rossiya-24 television on Monday.

"The first strike was delivered at 8:37 am Moscow time, and in all, there have been three strikes at three natural gas rigs," he said.

Earlier on Monday, Aksyonov reported several people wounded in a Ukrainian strike at the Black Sea rigs.

Crimea’s state-owned Chernomorneftegaz produces natural gas and gas condensate and holds a license to develop the Povorotnoye natural gas deposit. The company has drilling rigs off Crimea’s Black Sea coast, on the peninsula and in the Sea of Azov.