Ukraine says Russian missiles destroyed in Crimea
March 21, 2023 - Ukraine’s defence ministry says an explosion in the north of the annexed Crimean peninsula destroyed Russian cruise missiles being transported by rail.
A Russia-installed official in the peninsula, which was annexed by Moscow in 2014, said the blast was caused by drones laced with shrapnel and explosives and targeted civilian sites. One person was injured, according to Reuters.
Ukrainian defence intelligence said the explosion destroyed Russian Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, intended for use by Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. Kailbr missiles have been widely used in attacks on Ukrainian cities and infrastructure in recent months, the BBC said.