Explosion at a power substation in Yekaterinburg, Russia

Explosion at a power substation in Yekaterinburg, Russia

Yekaterinburg, Russia (Svidomi) — On the night of March 2, an explosion occurred at the Kalininskaya power substation in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The station supplies electricity to three defence plants - the Kalinin Machine-Building Plant, Turbine Motor Plant and Uralmash.

The Russian telegram channel MASH reports that an improvised explosive device was triggered on the territory. The TASS propaganda agency claims that the explosion could have been caused by an alleged short circuit.

"They continue to degrade their infrastructure, and what explodes in Russia is the responsibility of the Russian authorities, in particular, but there are indeed concerned citizens in this territory who cannot put up with Putin's dictatorship," said Andrii Yusov, a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine.

According to the anti-terrorist commission of the Sverdlovsk region, the substation's equipment is operating in " regular mode". There are no casualties, specialists are working at the site.