A representative of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, Andriy Yusov, has called the derailment of a train in occupied Crimea "quite natural", as the Russians were probably transporting weapons and armoured vehicles for the war against Ukraine.
"The same routes are probably used to transport other things, but in particular weapons, armoured vehicles and all other means used for the war of aggression against Ukraine, which are used to kill civilian Ukrainians and Ukrainian defenders. Therefore, it is quite natural that these routes have failed, got worn out and are now out of action for some time," Yusov said on the air of the news telethon, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
The intelligence service said that "the infrastructure will work absolutely normally and safely when Crimea returns to the Ukrainian internationally recognised legal framework".
"As long as there are terrorists there, there will be no peace there," Yusov stressed.
Earlier today, Russian media reported that several train cars derailed in Crimea. The so-called Crimean railway claims that the freight train cars derailed "due to unauthorised interference".
In late February, unknown heroes blew up a railway track in Bakhchysaray District, which resulted in the suspension of traffic. The Russians first hushed up the incident and then tried to explain the damage as "the passage of a heavy truck".
In April, the Russians began installing cameras along the railway "to fight partisans".