Large explosions in Crimea, ammunition warehouses on fire

  • By: Emir Tutic
  • Date: August 16, 2022
  • Time to read: 2 min.

Powerful explosions have been echoing on the Crimean peninsula. According to the first reports, ammunition warehouses are on fire, and no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to the information provided by the media, several ammunition warehouses were set on fire in the village of Maiskoye near Dzhankoi in the north of Crimea.

According to official information, a Russian military ammunition warehouse was set on fire.

Russian officials also confirmed the explosion in Crimea.

As reported by the Russian TASS, the Russian administrative head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, confirmed that there was an explosion in the northern part of Crimea.

“The detonation of the municipality took place in the north of Crimea,” the agency announced on Telegram. Residents are currently being evacuated, TASS added.

Russia’s Defence Ministry has blamed later today saboteurs for explosions at a military warehouse in northern Crimea that forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people, Russian state media has reported.

The defence ministry in Moscow said there had been no “serious” casualties, but Russian-appointed regional head Sergei Aksyonov visited the site and said 3,000 people had been moved from a nearby village and two people had been wounded.

Ukraine has not officially confirmed or denied responsibility for the reported explosions in Crimea.

However, the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Mykhailo Podolyak, tweeted after earlier  today that today’s explosions that there is a “high risk of death for invaders and thieves” in the area under Russian occupation.

“Dzhankoy’s morning started with explosions. Reminder: Crimea is all about the Black Sea, recreation and tourism, and Crimea occupied by the Russians is all about warehouse explosions and high risk of death for invaders and thieves. Demilitarization in action”, wrote Podoljak.

Visegrad 24 reported that large explosions took place this morning in the Russian weapons warehouse at the railway junction in Dhankoi, in the Crimea occupied by Russia. They reported that HIMARS are in action destroying Russian logistics and now even more Russian tourists are likely to flee the peninsula.

Kyiv Post reported that Ukraine once again hit Crimea. “Huge explosions occur near the town of Dhankoi. Russian authorities are evacuating residents, saying “a fire has occurred” Kyiv Post reported. 

Ukrainian armed forces claim to have killed 43,900 Russian soldiers since the start of the war. They add that they destroyed 1,880 Russian tanks, 4,152 combat vehicles, as well as 989 artillery systems.

Emir Tutić

Author - Emir Tutic

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Emir is a freelance journalist covering news from around Eastern Europe. Emir joined InterSpaceReporter as a freelance journalist on Monday 8th August 2022.

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