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Ukraine: Crimea, Russian base fire, ammunition explodes

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(ANSA-AFP) – MOSCOW, AUG 16 – A fire that caused the explosion of ammunition broke out this morning in a military base in the Crimea annexed to Russia: the Russian Defense Ministry announced without specifying the cause of the fire.

The fire broke out in a temporary ammunition depot of a Russian base in the northern district of Dzhankoi, the ministry said in a statement, cited by Russian news agencies. According to the governor of Crimea, Sergei Aksionov, two civilians were injured.

For the advisor to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office, Mykhailo Podolyak, today’s explosions near the city of Dzhankoy represent the beginning of the “demilitarization” of the peninsula. He wrote it on Twitter, quoted by Ukinform.

For his part, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov, said that a Russian ammunition warehouse at the Dzhankoi base was hit. (ANSA-AFP).

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Source: Ansa

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