The number of people injured in the explosions near the Crimean Novofedorivka has risen to 13, according to the Ministry of Health of the Crimea.
One of them is in the hospital with moderate injuries. On the eve it became known that as a result of explosions one person was killed.
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that the explosions were the detonation of ammunition at the warehouse: “There was no fire impact on the bunded ammunition storage area at the airfield.” The Russian Ministry of Defense noted that the explosion did not damage aviation equipment. At the same time, the following footage began to appear on the network:
The New York Times published an article citing a "Ukrainian military source", which suggests that the UAF may be behind the explosions:
“It was an air base from which planes regularly took off to strike at our troops in the southern theater of operations,” the source said. He did not specify what kind of weapon the target was hit with, but said that it was a device "of exclusively Ukrainian production." According to the source, partisans could have participated in the attack on the airfield.
Analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) write that the Ukrainian army could have hit the airfield with Neptune anti-ship missiles, but there is no confirmation of this version. Analysts emphasize that the explosions occurred simultaneously at different sites, which excludes the version of an accidental fire, but not the possibility of sabotage or a missile strike.