On the morning of June 20, the Ukrainian military attacked three Chernomorneftegaz drilling platforms installed at the Odessa field in the Black Sea
As a result of Kyiv's attack on the drilling platforms of Chernomorneftegaz 94 people were evacuated, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksyonov said in his Telegram channel.
“At the moment, 94 people have been evacuated”,— Aksyonov wrote.
According to him, 15 servicemen remain to guard the operating drilling platforms. In addition, it is known about three wounded and seven missing. “I guarantee that their search will continue. The Government of the Republic of Crimea will soon contact the families and friends of the missing and injured,— he added.
Aksyonov reported on the strike on the morning of June 20. According to him, military aircraft and ships were involved in the rescue operation, five people were saved in the morning, including three wounded. TASS, citing a source in the emergency services of the republic, noted that the strike was delivered by a rocket.
Later, Aksenov clarified that 109 people were on the platforms at the time of the strike, 21 people were evacuated. One of the three platforms, on which there were 12 people, was badly damaged by the impact.
Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi said that one person received shrapnel wounds, two more had burns.
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Currently, gas production at the field is suspended.
engaged in the production, distribution and sale of gas in the Crimea. “Chernomorneftegaz” exploits hydrocarbon deposits on the shelf of the Black Sea and in the waters of the Sea of Azov and on the land territory of the republic. The company's drilling platforms are located near Zmeiny Island in the Black Sea.
In 2020, the company produced about 1 billion cubic meters. m of gas. In 2014, immediately after the annexation of Crimea to Russia, — 2 billion cubic meters m.
The enterprise is managed by the Crimean Ministry of Fuel and Energy.
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