Russia admits sabotage in Crimea bombing – The Observer

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Russia has acknowledged Tuesday’s 2014 explosion at a military munitions depot on Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula as sabotage of a military munitions depot belonging to its ally.

On the morning of August 16, a military warehouse in the city of Zhankoy, the capital of the district of the same name, was damaged as a result of sabotage,” the Ministry of Defense said in a statement cited by Russian news agency TASS.

The explosions at the warehouse damaged a number of civilian facilities, including a high-voltage line, power substations, a railway line and several houses, according to Russian orders.

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“There were no serious injuries. Steps are being taken for that Address the consequences of vandalism.”According to Spanish agency EFE, the Ministry of Defense was included.

The ministry did not identify those responsible for the vandalism.

In an earlier report, Russian officials said the incident happened at 6:15 a.m. local time (4:15 a.m. in Lisbon).

According to the governor of Crimea, Sergei Aksionov, who visited the site, Two civilians were injured And authorities evacuated a nearby village as a precaution.

Dzhankoy is located approximately 90 kilometers north of Simferopol, the capital of the self-proclaimed Republic of Crimea, and close to Ukraine.

Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, welcomed the explosions in Crimea and promised “complete liberation of Ukrainian territories,” in a statement on the social network Telegram, French agency AFP cited.

Mykhailo Podoliak, adviser to the Ukrainian president, noted the incident and wrote on the social network Twitter that it “started with morning explosions near Dzhankoy.”

“A normal country, Crimea is about the Black Sea, mountains, recreation and tourism, but Russian occupation of Crimea is blowing up ammunition depots and there is a high risk of invaders and thieves,” presidential adviser Volodymyr Zelensky said.

The incident comes a week after explosives intended for a Russian military plane exploded at a depot located at the Sagi military airfield in western Crimea.

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One person was killed and several others were injured in these blasts.

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