“On August 16, 2022, both Russian and Ukrainian officials admitted that there was an explosion of an ammunition dump near the town of Jankoj in the north of Crimea, where the nearby one was probably damaged as well railway line and electrical substation. Russian media also reported that smoke was rising from the area airbase Hvardijske in the center of Crimea, “the release reads.
The concern of the Russians
“They are located in Jankoy and Hvardijsk the two most important Russian military airports in Crimea. Jankoj is also that a key road and rail junctionwhich plays an important role in supplying Russia’s operations in southern Ukraine. The cause of these events and the extent of the damage are not yet clear, but Russian commanders will most likely be increasingly concerned about the apparent deterioration in security across Crimea, which functions as a rear base zone for occupation“- wrote in the daily intelligence update.