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Video footage has emerged on social media of the Saints Peter and Paul church in Moscow in flames. Plumes of black smoke may be seen billowing in to the sky as the fireplace continues to burn.

The trigger of the fireplace on the Orthodox church is unknown.

It comes after a spate of mysterious fires throughout Russia sparked hypothesis Ukraine is focusing on infrastructure in Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been hit with of a sequence of suspected incidents of sabotage in Russia over the previous few weeks.

More than a dozen blazes in Russia have been reported for the reason that Kremlin launched its unlawful invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

The quantity of incidents has been steadily rising over the previous few weeks.

Earlier this month, a hearth broke out a Russian chemical plant in Berdsk, in Russia’s central Novosibirsk area.

This come after a hearth at a railway tanker containing unspecified solvents on the territory of the previous chemical weapons manufacturing facility Kaprolaktam, in Dzerzhinsk.

The first hearth was reported on February 26, on the Stavrolen polyolefins plant at Budennovsk in Russia’s Stavropol area.

An explosion and hearth injured 15 staff after a blaze broke out within the gasoline separation part of the ethylene plant in southern Russia.

A blaze on March 29 noticed explosions and fires within the Russian navy city of Belgorod, just a few miles away from the nation’s border with Ukraine.

On April 1 at an oil depot in Belgorod. Vyacheslav Gladkov, head of the area, stated on the time: “There was a fire at the oil depot in the town of Belgorod. All emergency services went to the scene. Measures are being taken to eliminate it.”

And two blazes had been reported on the Dmitrievsky Chemical Plant within the metropolis of Kineshma and at RKK Energia’s Space Defense Centre in Korolyov on April 21.

Another two had been reported a pair of days later at a Russian defence analysis institute in Tver and in a navy enlistment office in Mordovia.

Professor Douglas London from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service advised the journal Foreign Policy that some current incidents – together with oil deport fires – could have been sabotage linked to the battle.

The retired CIA operations officer stated: “US and allied enabling of a Ukrainian sabotage campaign inside Russia telegraphs a significant and escalating cost Putin can ill afford.”

Russian forces launched offensives on cities in jap Ukraine on Wednesday with fixed mortar bombardment destroying a number of homes and killing civilians.

Putin is making an attempt to grab the separatist-claimed Donbas’ two provinces, Donetsk and Luhansk, and lure Ukrainian forces in a pocket on the principle jap entrance.

In the easternmost half of the Ukrainian-held Donbas pocket, the town of Sievierodonetsk on the east financial institution of the Siverskiy Donets River and its twin Lysychansk, on the west financial institution, have turn out to be a pivotal battlefield. Russian forces had been advancing from three instructions to encircle them.

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s office stated Russian forces launched an offensive on Sievierodonetsk early on Wednesday morning and the city was beneath fixed hearth from mortars.

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