Ukraine Confirms Destruction of Russian Cruise Missiles in Crimea
Ukraine’s defence ministry has confirmed that an explosion in Dzhankoi city, located in the north of Crimea, destroyed Russian Kalibr-KN cruise missiles being transported by rail. According to the ministry’s main intelligence directorate, the missiles were intended for use by Russia’s Black Sea fleet and had an operational range of over 2,500km on land and 375km at sea.
The incident has caused tensions between Ukraine and Russia to escalate further, with the former accusing the latter of transporting and storing military hardware on Ukrainian territory. The Russian-installed head of the Dzhankoi administration, Ihor Ivin, claimed that the city had come under attack from drones and that a man had suffered a shrapnel injury from a downed drone. However, the cause of the explosion has yet to be officially confirmed.
Explosion in Dzhankoi City Destroys Missiles Intended for Black Sea Fleet
The destruction of the missiles is significant as it undermines Russia’s military capabilities in the Black Sea region. It also highlights the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, which has been ongoing since 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea. The incident is likely to further escalate tensions between the two nations and could lead to further military action.