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Safety failure caused Crimea ammo blast - report

Violation of fire safety protocols is thought to be the main reason for the ammunition explosion in Crimea, a source in the Russian military department told RIA Novosti. There is no evidence that would show the ammunition was affected by deliberate actions, the source said.

Adviser to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenski Mikhailo Podolyak noted on his Twitter account that "the future of Crimea is to be a pearl of the Black sea" and not a "military base for terrorists," adding that "this is just the beginning."

Earlier today, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that an explosion had occurred in Novofedorivka, in Crimea, but that there were no casualties. It has since been reported that one person died of sustained injuries.

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