Satellite imagery company Planet has released photographs showing the aftermath of a presumed Ukrainian strike on the Mushketove railway station in occupied Donetsk on October 31. The rail yard was reportedly storing fuel for the Russian military in multiple tank cars.
The images, which were shared on Twitter by RFE/RL journalist Mark Krutov and OSINT analyst Brady Afrik, were taken on November 1 and clearly show the extensive damage caused by a major fire. However, several tanker cars are no longer visible in the images, leading Krutov to speculate that they may have been moved following the attack.
Another image displays a Russian fuel train that was also damaged in the Ukrainian strike.
On October 31, Ukrainian journalists reported that a missile strike by Ukrainian forces had set a Russian fuel depot on fire in Donetsk.
Prior to this incident, on October 23, Ukrainian forces had destroyed an enemy ammunition storage facility on Revyakin Street in Donetsk. According to intelligence from Kyiv, the warehouse contained captured Ukrainian weapons.
The extent of the damage caused by the Ukrainian strike on the Mushketove railway station demonstrates the ongoing conflict and tensions in the region. The Ukrainian military’s actions appear to be aimed at targeting strategic locations and disrupting the supply chain in the occupied territory.
These developments further highlight the volatile situation in Donetsk and the continued hostilities between Ukrainian and Russian-backed forces.