Casualties reported in large-scale fire incident in occupied Crimea
Fire in the barracks in the village of Sovietskyi (Photo:Скриншот відео Кримський вітер / Telegram)
A fire broke out early on the morning of Dec. 10 in the barracks in the town of Sovetske in Crimea, where Russian conscripts were reportedly accommodated, a number of local Telegram channels reported.
Casualties have already been confirmed.
The Krymsky Veter channel posted a video from the scene of the incident. The post specifies that the fire started at around 06:00 a.m. on Dec. 10.
Those barracks could house from several hundred to several thousand people, Serhiy Bratchuk, an Odesa Oblast military administration official, wrote on Telegram.
"At about 6 a.m. today. The barracks are on fire... There are dead and wounded people," the message reads.
There have been no comments from the Kremlin-controlled puppet "authorities" on the temporarily occupied peninsula.
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, on Dec. 8 acknowledged the vulnerability of Crimea to attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, on Dec. 7 assured that in the spring of 2023, the Armed Forces would be in Luhansk, Donetsk, and Sevastopol.
"There will still be some difficult times, but Russia's defeat is already a settled issue, and they know it very well,” Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said before.
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