The Crimean authorities are again claiming a “detonation of ammunition”: this time, the fire occurred in an ammunition depot in the village of Maiskoye, Dzhankoy district, two people were injured. This was reported to RIA Novosti by the authorities of the settlement.
The first explosion occurred around 6:00 am. About two thousand inhabitants were evacuated from the village, now the evacuation continues. It is also known that there was another explosion - at a transformer substation, where the fire has already been extinguished.
TASS, citing the Ministry of Defense, reports that there was a "fire on the territory of the temporary ammunition storage site" of one of the military units. The head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that as a result, two people were injured: one person was crushed by a wall, the other received a shrapnel wound. Aksyonov claims that the fire occurred "in the village of Azovsky, Dzhankoy district", now the "detonation" continues.
Eyewitnesses also report fires and explosions. Video of the incident has surfaced online. One of the women who recorded the video says: “The explosions blew out all the windows in our house. They cannot extinguish. It's all right next to the village."
Earlier, satellite images were published showing the site of the explosions near the military airport in Novofedorivka on August 9. Satellite footage shows burnt Russian equipment. In one of the photos, more than ten destroyed Su-24M and Su-30SM, in total, Russia lost military equipment in the amount of $ 120 million to $ 220 million. At the same time, before the publication of the pictures, propagandist Margarita Simonyan claimed that “several ammunition detonated, no one was hurt, equipment whole too."
The explosions killed one person, injured at least 13. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that it was the detonation of ammunition in a warehouse, the department denies the fact of shelling. The New York Times published an article citing a “Ukrainian military source”, which suggests that the UAF may be behind the explosions. The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) believes that the Ukrainian army could have hit the airfield with Neptune anti-ship missiles, but there is no evidence for this version.