Russian Ministry of Defence calls detonations in Crimea sabotage and state of emergency is introduced

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The Ministry of Defence of Russia has stated that the cause of the explosions at the ammunition storage site near Dzhankoi in Crimea was sabotage. The occupiers have introduced a state of emergency in Dzhankoi district.

Source: Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency RIA Novosti; RBC with reference to the statement of the Ministry; Sergey Aksyonov, puppet governor, the so-called and Russian-appointed "head of Crimea", on Telegram

Quote from the Ministry of Defence: "On the morning of 16 August, as a result of sabotage, a military ammunition storage site was damaged in the area of ​​the settlement of Dzhankoi. Damage was caused to a number of civilian facilities, including a power line, a power station and a railway line, as well as a number of residential apartment buildings."

Details: According to representatives of the aggressor country, there are no seriously injured. At the moment, "necessary measures are being taken to deal with the consequences of the sabotage."

After the morning detonations at the ammunition storage site, the occupiers have introduced a regional state of emergency in Dzhankoi district.

Quote from Aksyonov: "Taking into account the affected settlements in the Dzhankoi district, the area of the previously introduced regional state of emergency regime is increasing."


  • On the morning of 16 August, explosions rocked the Dhzankoi district of Russian-occupied Crimea.

  • The Ministry of Defence of Russia confirmed that there had been a fire near the village of Miaske with ammunition that had begun to detonate. Initially, the Russian Defence Ministry said that there were no victims. However, the so-called "head of Crimea" Sergei Aksyonov said that two people were injured.

  • The occupiers in Crimea began evacuating people after explosions at an ammunition storage site near Dzhankoi; as of 10.00 on 16 August, about 2,000 people have already left.

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