Fire in the Night: Wave of Explosions Shakes Russia

Russia, engaged in the war in Ukraine, is facing increasing difficulties with its ammunition and equipment supplies. This was reported by German news website, referencing Newsweek.

On November 10th, Anton Herashchenko, the former Deputy Minister of the Interior of Ukraine, posted a video allegedly showing a large fire. “Russian media report a large fire at a gunpowder factory in Kotovsk, Tambov region. They report hearing a loud explosion before the fire broke out.” This is not an isolated incident. Russian facilities have been repeatedly crippled – about 72 military installations since December. While technical incidents are often cited as the cause in Russian media, and the news agency Werstka suggest that arson can no longer be ruled out. These explosions increased significantly after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a highly unpopular partial mobilization in Russia in September 2022.

Image:, CC BY 4.0, Vladimir Putin with Sergey Shoigu (2017-12-07).jpg, via Wikimedia Commons (Image size changed)

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