On the morning of August 16th, large explosions took place at a temporary warehouse near the town of Dzhankoy in the northern Crimea. This is the second such incident in the Crimea in the past week.
Explosions at a temporary ammunition depot near the village of Mayskoye thundered around 6 a.m. Moscow time. Two civilians were injured as a result of the incident. One of them was hospitalized.
The Russian Ministry of Defence declared that the explosions were the result of a sabotage attack. It resulted in damage to a number of civilian facilities, including a power line, a power plant, a railway track, as well as a number of residential buildings. The local substation is considered one of the key energy hubs of the Crimean peninsula. It caught fire as a result of the explosions, but the fire was quickly localized.
Residents are being evacuated, to ensure the safety of people, they are being taken out of the five-kilometer zone. The forces of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Defense, Rosgvardiya, emergency services are involved to eliminate the consequences of the attack.
The high level of terrorist danger was declared in the northern region of the peninsula since the beginning of the Russian military operations in Ukraine. After the incident, a state of emergency was not imposed in other areas.
On the same day, clouds of smoke were reported over the military airbase in the village of Gvardeyskoye in the Simferopol region of Crimea. According to the local reports, several explosions were heard on the territory of the military facility. The situation in the area remains calm, no evacuation or other measures were taken. Crimean officials have not yet commented on the incident.
Earlier, on August 9, explosions rocked Russian military air base “Saki” near the town of Novofiodorovka in the Republic of Crimea. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the explosions were the result of detonation of several aviation munitions. The Ministry declared that the only considered reason was violation of fire security measures.
After the Ukrainian military deployed foreign weapons supplied by Kiev’s Western allies in the southern regions, they were given the opportunity to hit Russian military and civilian facilities on the Crimean peninsula. However, the Kiev regime is well aware of the dangerous consequences and Russia’s military response to any attack on Crimea. At the same time, Kiev may use groups of saboteurs who remain under the control of Ukrainian security forces on the peninsula to attack the Russian military. In particular, Ukraine still has influence over some Crimean Tatars with radical views, who have been used for years as political puppets of the Kiev regime.
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