New explosions in Crimea indicate increased Ukrainian capacity to harm Russia

Explosions in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, hit an ammunition depot and partially interrupted the flow of trains in the region on Tuesday (60 ). It was the second reported damage to Russian infrastructure on the peninsula in a week – last Tuesday (9), there were explosions at the Russian air base in Saky.

Although Ukraine has not directly reported that was responsible for both incidents, the occurrence of the explosions within a week indicates a greater ability of the country invaded by the Russians in February to cause damage to the aggressors, since Crimea is located more than 100 kilometers

This Tuesday, Moscow’s senior representative in Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, reported that two people were injured, the Rail traffic was partially interrupted and about 2,000 people were evacuated from a village near the affected warehouse, but, according to Reuters, he did not elaborate on the cause of the explosions.

The Ministry later of Defense of Russia claimed that the explosions had They were caused by sabotage, according to the state news agency RIA Novosti.

An electricity substation caught fire near the town of Dzhankoi. According to the RIA, seven passenger trains were delayed and rail traffic in northern Crimea was partially suspended.

On Twitter, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak wrote a message suggesting action. from Ukraine forces: “A reminder: Crimea as a normal region represents the Black Sea, mountains, recreation and tourism, but Russian-occupied Crimea represents warehouse explosions and high risk of death for invaders and thieves. Demilitarization in action.”

Last week, Ukraine reported that the explosions in Saky had left at least 60 dead. Eight fighter planes were reportedly destroyed. Ukraine has publicly denied responsibility, but Ukrainian officials told US media that the destruction was the result of an attack carried out by Kyiv.

Russia said the blasts in Saky were an accident and initially reported that only one person died.

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