Ukraine forces behind fire in Russian military site in Crimea: Kiev
Over 2,000 people from four different villages located near the training ground are planned to be evacuated shortly.
The fire which erupted in a Russian training ground in Crimea was the result of an offensive planned by Ukraine's intelligence service and armed forces, the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry Kyrylo Budanov told Ukrainian news agency Strana.ua on Wednesday.
Earlier this morning, the head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, said that a section of the Tavrida Highway in Crimea was blocked due to a fire at a military training ground in the Kirovsky district.
Over 2,000 people from four different villages located near the training ground are planned to be evacuated shortly, he added.
The ammunition depot in temporarily occupied Crimea is still burning and detonating.— Dr. Khaled Alfaiomi (@Alfaiomi) July 19, 2023
The occupiers state that it will take up to 2 days to extinguish the fire.#Ukraine #Russia #Odesa #Putin #Rakowa #Edwin pic.twitter.com/CfPKCQBimY
A massive fire broke out this morning at the Russian training ground in the Kirovskyi district, eastern Crimea. The detonation of ammunition continued for the next few hours there.— Status-6 (@Archer83Able) July 19, 2023
Over 2,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding areas. pic.twitter.com/pzgRucfR79
On Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced that a terrorist attempt by the Ukrainian forces on Crimea using 28 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was thwarted, which comes in the wake of news that Ukraine had been behind the terrorist attack on the Crimean Bridge the day prior.
According to the ministry, Russian forces executed high-precision strikes on objects in Odessa where unmanned boats were being prepared by Ukraine against Russia, and the places of their manufacturing were also destroyed.
In retaliation, naval-based weapons were used to destroy fuel storage facilities in the areas of Odessa and Nikolaev, with a total volume of almost 70 thousand tons which supply Ukraine's military with fuel.
The MoD confirmed that fires and detonations were recorded, and all targets were destroyed.