The blasts at an ammunition storage facility in Mayskoye have been blamed on saboteurs by Russia, though the perpetrators have not been named.
–More than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate because of the blasts.
–Fires at the depot caused damage to a power plant, power lines, and rail tracks.
–After a series of explosions last week at Crimea’s Saki air base, the incident occurred.
More than 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday after massive explosions and fires hit a military depot in Russia-annexed Crimea. This is the second time in recent days that the Ukraine war’s focus has turned to the peninsula. Without naming the perpetrators, Russia has blamed saboteurs for blasts at an ammunition storage facility in Mayskoye.
More than 3,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday after massive explosions and fires hit a military depot in Russia-annexed Crimea.
Russia has blamed saboteurs for Some apartment buildings, a power plant, power lines, and rail tracks were damaged by the fires at the depot, according to the Russian Defence Ministry.
A statement said that there were no serious injuries. About 50 kilometres from the Russian-controlled region of Kherson in southern Ukraine is the Dzhankoi district, where the blasts happened.
A series of explosions with thick plumes of smoke rising over raging flames was captured in videos posted on social media from Mayskoye. After a series of explosions last week, the incident has led to speculation that Ukraine may be behind the attack on the peninsula, which Russia has controlled since 2014.
Huge flames and pillars of smoke rising over the horizon from last week’s explosions at Crimea’s Saki air base sent sunbathers on nearby beaches fleeing. Blasts at an ammunition storage facility in Mayskoye.
Kyiv has recently mounted a series of attacks on various sites in the region, targeting supply routes for the Russian military there and ammunition depots.