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Ukraine’s Military Takes Credit for Explosion at Russian Ammunition Depot in Crimea

HeadlineAug 16, 2022

Ukraine’s military says an elite unit operating behind enemy lines was responsible for a massive explosion at a Russian ammunition depot earlier today in the Russian-annexed province of Crimea in southern Ukraine. Video shows a huge fireball and smoke rising over a village in northern Crimea near the site of the blast. Russian state media described the explosion as “sabotage” that damaged civilian infrastructure. This follows another explosion last week at a Russian air base in Crimea which destroyed as many as nine Russian warplanes.
Elsewhere, a massive United Nations-chartered ship carrying more than 23,000 metric tons of wheat has left a port in southern Ukraine bound for Ethiopia. It’s the first shipment of food to Africa from a Black Sea port in Ukraine since Russia invaded more than six months ago. 

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