A week after an apparent Ukrainian attack on a Russian military base in occupied Crimea, an arms store at another military facility has been hit by a series of explosions.

Blaming “sabotage”, Russian officials said a fire triggered the blasts in the Dzhankoi area, another fire hit a power station and a railway was damaged.

A string of blasts last week destroyed Russian warplanes at a Black Sea base on the Crimean coast.

Ukraine has not admitted that attack.

However, presidential office adviser Mykhailo Podolyak has described the latest incident as “demilitarisation in action”, indicating that the explosions were not accidental.

Crimea was seized from Ukraine and then annexed by Russia in early 2014.

Russia did not indicate the kind of sabotage involved in yesterday’s attack.


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