VIDEO| Russia on the second explosion in Crimea in the last 7 days: "It is the result of sabotage"

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Russia has admitted that the detonation of ammunition at a military depot in the Jankoy region of Crimea was the result of sabotage. The Russian Defense Ministry said damage was caused to civilian facilities, including power lines, power plants, railways and residential buildings, but that no one was seriously injured in the incident.

"Necessary measures are being taken to eliminate the consequences of sabotage," the announcement states.

Damaged railroad in Crimea.

As a result of the explosion at the ammunition warehouse in Crimea, two people were injured, and the railway traffic was interrupted, said the Russian official Sergey Aksyonov. According to reports, the railway line to and on the territory of Crimea was damaged.

Sergei Aksyonov, the administrative head of the peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, said trains from the Krasnodar Territory would only go to the village of Vladislavivka near the city of Feodosia, the BBC reports.

Passengers can then board the bus and be transported to the nearest bus stop, he said.

Official Kyiv on the explosions in Crimea

 

Ukraine has not officially confirmed or denied responsibility for the reported explosions in Crimea.

However, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, Mykhailo Podolyak, tweeted after today's explosions that there was a "high risk of death for attackers and thieves" in the area under Russian occupation.

"Djankoy's morning started with explosions. Reminder: Crimea on a normal country is about the Black Sea, recreation and tourism, and Crimea occupied by Russians is about explosions in warehouses and high risk of death for attackers and thieves. Demilitarization in action," wrote Podoljak.

Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014.

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