Gas Pipeline Damaged as Result of Sabotage, Officials Say

by The Daily Lede


Gas Pipeline Damaged as Result of Sabotage, Officials Say

The Uhryni-Pomary-Uzhhorod gas pipeline was damaged at 55 atm and further on a nearby line an explosion took place on May 14 in ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. The pipeline transports gas from Bohorodchany County underground storage facility to the  compressor station located in Dolyna, both in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. Officials say it appears to be deliberate sabotage. The damage to the trunk line was the result of external actions: there was a huge dent on the external part of the pipeline and an opening that suggests some kind of explosive device.

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