As the Kremlin threatens to pull out of peace negotiations following an air strike on Russian land, Ukraine denies striking an oil complex in Russia.

Ukraine has denied responsibility for a Russian oil plant bombing that prompted the Kremlin to threaten to abandon peace negotiations.

The Russian defense ministry claimed two Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters were responsible for an attack on a fuel storage in Belgorod, western Russia, on Friday morning, but that the facility did not furnish military fuel.

The two helicopters attacked after crossing the border at an unusually low height, according to the ministry’s statement.

Ukraine’s top security officer, on the other hand, refuted the allegations.

According to regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, the helicopters fired S-8 rockets against a Roseneft facility. Several surrounding companies were also said to have been impacted.

‘For some reason, they say we did it, but according to our information, this does not correspond to reality,’ Security Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said on national television.

Oleksandr Motuzyanyk, a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian ministry, has previously refused to say whether they were behind the attack.

‘Ukraine is presently waging a defensive operation against Russian aggression on Ukrainian land, and this does not imply that Ukraine is accountable for every disaster on Russian soil,’ he said. I’m not going to confirm or deny these claims.’

‘I can neither confirm nor deny the assertion that Ukraine was involved in this simply because I do not have all the military facts,’ Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba stated.

Meanwhile, an advisor to Ukraine’s president, Oleksiy Arestovych, claimed Kyiv was concentrated on repelling the enemy.

‘Russia bears responsibility for what occurs on its soil, and it is up to them to deal with the situation,’ he said in a video posted on Twitter.

Although observers have observed that Russia employs the same time of helicopters as Ukraine, video published on social media appeared to show the strike occurring at 5.43 a.m. local time, followed by helicopters flying away from the burning.

Following the incident, Russia has threatened to withdraw from peace talks, with Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov saying: ‘Of course, this is not something that can be viewed as fostering conducive conditions for the continuation of negotiations.’

The video conference between Ukrainian and Russian officials resumed, but Moscow warned that the helicopter strike would stymie talks.

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