morning of August 16, explosions rang out in the Dzhankoi district of Crimea
occupied by Russia.
Local residents reported that they heard loud bangs and black smoke was visible from various points. According to preliminary information, the explosion occurred in the area of Maiske village near Dzhankoi town.
authorities in Crimea said that there was a fire at a transformer substation in
Dzhankoi and a detonation at an ammunition warehouse in the village of Maiske.
Later, the Ministry of Defense of Russia confirmed that a fire broke out at an ammunition site in the area of the village of Maiske in the Dzhankoi district of occupied Crimea.
"On August 16, around 06:15, a fire broke out on the territory of a collapsed temporary ammunition storage area of one of the military units in the area of Maiske settlement (Dzhankoi district). As a result of the ignition, the ammunition stored there detonated", said the notified agencies of the occupying country.
Ministry of Defense of Russia added that there were no casualties. Meanwhile,
the so-called "head of Crimea" Sergey Aksionov reported that
two people were injured.
Mykhailo Podoliak, the adviser to the head of the President's Office, reacted to the explosion.
"The morning near Dzhankoi began with explosions. Let me remind you once again that Crimea of a normal country is about the Black Sea, mountains, recreation and tourism. And Crimea, occupied by Russian militants, is about warehouse explosions and the growing danger of death for invaders and thieves", wrote he on his Twitter account/
The head of
the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, announced the
power of the explosions, as a result of which more than two thousand residents
have already been evacuated.
"The occupiers have surrounded a zone within a radius of 5 kilometers from the epicenter of the explosions, from where the entire civilian population is being evacuated", he said.
there is no reaction from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.