Casualties reported in large-scale fire incident in occupied Crimea

Fire in the barracks in the village of Sovietskyi

Casualties have already been confirmed.

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The Krymsky Veter channel posted a video from the scene of the incident. The post specifies that the fire started at around 06:00 a.m. on Dec. 10.

Those barracks could house from several hundred to several thousand people, Serhiy Bratchuk, an Odesa Oblast military administration official, wrote on Telegram.

"At about 6 a.m. today. The barracks are on fire... There are dead and wounded people," the message reads.

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There have been no comments from the Kremlin-controlled puppet "authorities" on the temporarily occupied peninsula.

Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, on Dec. 8 acknowledged the vulnerability of Crimea to attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, on Dec. 7 assured that in the spring of 2023, the Armed Forces would be in Luhansk, Donetsk, and Sevastopol.

"There will still be some difficult times, but Russia's defeat is already a settled issue, and they know it very well,” Kyrylo Budanov, chief of the Main Directorate of Intelligence (HUR) of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, said before.

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