Massive explosion in rocky town in western Ukraine


Explosion in Khmelnytsky, Ukraine

Explosion in Khmelnytsky, Ukraine

Details are very scarce at the moment, but a video has surfaced on social media showing a huge fireball rising from a scene near Khmelnytsky, Ukraine. This explosion, though a preliminary assessment at this time, has a profile similar to what has been seen before when large amounts of ammunition or explosive storage detonate in a chain reaction.

Ukrainian ammunition storage facilities and their destruction, surprisingly regular It followed the first Russian invasion in 2014, but such incidents tapered off in recent years ahead of a full-scale the meantime some work done Attempts to destroy the most volatile and derelict explosives, some of which date back to the Soviet era, but many of which still exist.

One of these facilities, which housed rocket boosters for Soviet-era intercontinental ballistic missiles along with other explosives, exploded in a large secondary explosion caused by a Russian missile strike. just a week ago. Russia’s current prioritization of these facilities as targets may be due to the suspicion that more relevant and modern weapons are stored there, or perhaps due to the enormous potential for secondary explosions. very high in nature.

In any case, if these videos are indeed legit, it appears that there is a large explosion near the town of Khmelnytsky, with one large explosive storage facility on the outskirts of the town. However, while open source intelligence indicates that goal, I cannot confirm at this time whether this has reached that goal. Satellite images from May 13 that confirm this are still posted.

If this explosion was caused by enemy action, it could be part of a new trend.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

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