Explosions and huge clouds of smoke: Russian ammunition depot destroyed

According to Ukrainian sources, a detonation occurred in a Russian ammunition depot on a factory site in the Russian-occupied Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine. This reports the German news platform n-tv.de.

The military governor of the Luhansk region, Artem Lyssohor, announced via Telegram that a powerful explosion had occurred in the town of Sorokyne. The town, formerly known as Krasnodon, is located more than 100 kilometers behind the front line, but is only about 10 kilometers from the Russian border. In several videos published online, plumes of smoke could be seen over the town, accompanied by the characteristic firework-like detonations after the first bang that occur when munitions explode. So far, there is no statement from the Russian side about what exactly was hit.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image: Kremlin.ru, Vladimir Putin (2022-09-05), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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