Russia Says Crimea Arms Depot Blasts Act Of 'sabotage'
Faizan Hashmi Published August 16, 2022 | 06:41 PM
Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday that a fire that set off explosions at a munitions depot in Moscow-annexed Crimea was caused by an act of "sabotage".
Moscow, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th Aug, 2022 ) :Russia's defence ministry said Tuesday that a fire that set off explosions at a munitions depot in Moscow-annexed Crimea was caused by an act of "sabotage".
"On the morning of August 16, as a result of an act of sabotage, a military storage facility near the village of Dzhankoi was damaged," the ministry said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.
"Damage was caused to a number of civilian facilities, including power lines, a power plant, a railway track as well as a number of residential buildings. There were no serious injuries," it added.
In an earlier statement, the ministry said a fire erupted around 6:15 am local time (0315 GMT) at a temporary military storage site near the village of Mayskoye in the Dzhankoi district, causing ammunition to detonate.
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 in the wake of massive nationwide street demonstrations in Ukraine that led to the ouster of a Kremlin-friendly president.
Ukraine has not claimed responsibility for any attacks in Crimea but officials have made several comments suggesting its forces could be involved.