A Russian ammunition depot was hit in the latest series of revenge blasts early Wednesday — which a top Ukrainian official called “karma” for the Kremlin’s ongoing war.
The depot in Belgorod, close to Russia’s border with Ukraine, was left in a giant ball of flames after a loud explosion woke locals just after 3:30 a.m., regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov wrote on Telegram.
“There were no casualties among the civilian population,” the official said, without detailing if that included those at the ammunition site.
Explosions were also heard in another border province, Kursk, where the local governor claimed an unmanned Ukrainian aerial vehicle was intercepted over Russian skies.
Two blasts were also heard in Voronezh, where officials said its air defense systems also destroyed a small reconnaissance drone.
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak later gloated over the attacks, which followed a recent series of similar blasts.
“The Belgorod, Voronezh, and Kursk regions are now also beginning to actively study such a concept as ‘demilitarization,’” he wrote, a clear nod to the Kremlin’s justification for the war, which it calls a special military operation to disarm and “denazify” its neighbor.
“In these Russian regions, large fuel depots, which provided fuel for the armored vehicles of the Russian army, periodically burn, and ammunition depots explode. For different reasons. And they are doing it more and more actively and confidently,” Podolyak wrote.
He said that if Russians “decide to attack another country en masse, kill everyone there in a row, massacre civilians with tanks, and use warehouses in your areas to ensure the killings, sooner or later the debts will have to be repaid.”
He said it was impossible to ignore “such intensity and volume of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine.”
“And that is why the disarmament of the Belgorod-Voronezh killers’ warehouses is an absolutely natural, natural process,” he said.
“Karma is a cruel thing.”
With Post wires