Blasts in Dzhankoi prevented Russia from delivering Kalibr missiles, says Ukrainian military

31 March, 03:14 PM
The explosions in Dzhankoi happened in the evening of March 20 (

The explosions in Dzhankoi happened in the evening of March 20 (

Russia currently has limited capability to transfer military equipment and ammunition, including Kalibr cruise missiles, due to recent blasts in the Russian-occupied town of Dzhankoi in Crimea, a Ukrainian military spokesperson said on March 31.

Speaking on Ukrainian national television, Natalia Humeniuk, Head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces of Ukraine, said the railway connection that Russia had been using to transfer missiles to occupied Crimea has not yet been fully repaired.

Humeniuk noted that the invaders were trying to deliver missiles by transport aircraft, but it is not known whether they could reach the warship berths in the naval base at Sevastopol.

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“We state this, even given that the number of ships (on station in the Black Sea) increased when the storm abated,” she said.

“Ten vessels are now stationed in the Black Sea, but there is still only one missile carrier, the same submarine. Still, that means they do have some stocks of Kalibr missiles.”

A series of explosions were heard in Dzankoi on the evening of March 20. Videos with sounds of drones flying were published online. Kremlin-installed authorities in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea claimed the explosions were the “work of air defenses” and that some “fragments” had allegedly “damaged houses and a store.”

The Russian-installed head of the Dzhankoi occupation administration complained about a drone attack.

Soon after, Ukrainian intelligence stated that the explosions in Dzhankoi destroyed Kalibr missiles that were being transported by rail.

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