Air-to-air bombs explode near St Pete

No casualties have been reported after a fire that broke out at a weapons depot near St Petersburg.

The blaze started at 3pm Moscow time but has now been extinguished.

Earlier a military source said that air-to-air missiles were exploding at the weapons depot.

All local residents were evacuated during the fire which raged for about 40 minutes.

The nearby Pulkovo airport and train station continued operations without interruption.