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Hell rains down on Russia-occupied base in Crimea as ‘sabotages’ turn tide on Putin’s war

Dzhankoi in northern Crimea noticed plenty of explosions, thought to have broken a close-by railway and electrical energy substation. In the meantime, plumes of black smoke have been noticed rising at a Russian navy airbase close to the Russian-controlled settlement of Gvardeyskoye. Russia’s Defence Ministry blamed the Dhzankoi explosions on “sabotage”, state-owned information company RIA reported.

In response to warfare correspondent and former US Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer, Ukrainian forces additionally focused a second Russian naval air facility at Hvardeyskye in Crimea.

Smoke and explosions have been seen on the airfield, the place two squadrons of SU-24М and SU-25СМ assault plane have been reportedly stationed.

He claimed that Ukrainian forces have been “knowledgeable by native partisans”.

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed the explosions however stated the reason for the incidents and extent of the injury is “not but clear”.

Offering an replace on Twitter, the MoD stated: “On 16 August 2022, each Russian and Ukrainian officers acknowledged that an ammunition dump had exploded close to Dzhankoi in northern Crimea, the place a close-by railway and electrical energy sub-station have been additionally possible broken.

“Russian media additionally reported that smoke was rising from close to Gvardeyskoye Airbase within the centre of the Crimea.”

It added: “Dhzankoi and Gvardeyskoye are dwelling to 2 of an important Russian navy airfields in Crimea.

“Dzhankoi can also be a key highway and rail junction that performs an essential position in supplying Russia’s operations in southern Ukraine.

READ MORE: Putin rocked as ‘most essential’ Russian airfields in Crimea shelled

As many as 22 plane and 190 helicopters have reportedly been worn out.

Russian forces have suffered plenty of setbacks in latest days, with three elite Russian helicopters being destroyed within the area of three days.

The Ka-52 choppers, flying over Ukraine, have been taken down by Ukrainian air defences earlier this week.

Earlier this month, Ukrainian forces reportedly shot down nearly each single missile launched in a Russian air strike.

A spokesperson for Ukraine’s Air Pressure Command, Yury Ihnat, reported that Ukraine’s air defence intercepted seven out of eight missiles launched in a Russian strike.

The missiles have been launched from the Caspian Sea on the night of August 2.

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