Mysterious explosion in Crimea. Destroyed Caliber missile transport?

Native channels on Telegram first reported the explosions. Based on these experiences, drones and air defenses might be heard over the town. Movies have been posted on social media displaying a strong explosion close to the city of Dzhankoy within the north of occupied Crimea.

“Air protection methods within the Dzhankoy space. Based on preliminary experiences, the piece broken a home and a store,” Sergei Aksyonov, head of Crimea’s occupation administration, later wrote in a telegram. He added that one particular person was injured. “The implications are presently being assessed and choices on compensation might be taken. I’m within the technique of coordinating the work of all of the companies,” he mentioned.

“We’ll proceed to report the scenario. Solely dependable sources of knowledge ought to be trusted,” Jankoi warned. The conclusion of his assertion could also be associated to what was quickly introduced by the Ukrainians. The Ministry of Protection in Kiev issued a press release saying, “Russian Kalibr-NK cruise missiles have been destroyed whereas being transported by rail in an explosion within the city of Zhankoy, north of briefly occupied Crimea.”

What’s Caliber Missile?

Kalibr-NK cruise missiles are designed for floor ships and are available a number of variations. As soon as launched, the rocket makes use of not solely the engine, which is all the time working, but additionally the wings to fly in the direction of the goal. In apply, the Russians are utilizing them to assault land targets throughout their invasion of Ukraine. Russia used calibers in Syria till 2015. They’re thought-about top-of-the-line bombs within the Russian arsenal.

An entry from the Ukrainian Protection Ministry recommended that the assault on the transport of Russian missiles was carried out by guerrillas in Crimea, who’re “persevering with the method of demilitarizing Russia and making ready for the occupation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.”