The Detonation at an Ammunition Depot in Russian Annexed Crimea

The detonation at an ammunition depot occurred in the north of Crimea, TASS reports with reference to the administration of the settlement.

According to the head of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, nearby residential buildings were also damaged and two local residents were injured. “One man with a shrapnel wound, one was crushed by a wall,” Aksyonov said. One of the victims was hospitalized in moderate condition, while the other was treated as an outpatient.

Residents of the Mayskoye settlement of the Dzhankoy district are being evacuated.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a later statement that the explosion was an “act of sabotage,” Interfax reported. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a senior Ukrainian official told the New York Times that an elite Ukrainian military unit was responsible for the blast. Kyiv has not officially claimed responsibility. However Zelensky adviser Mykhailo Podolyak hinted at Ukrainian involvement in a comment on Twitter: “A reminder: Crimea of normal country is about the Black Sea, mountains, recreation and tourism, but Crimea occupied by Russians is about warehouses explosions and high risk of death for invaders and thieves. Demilitarization in action.”


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