Information was confirmed about a powerful explosion that thundered in the village of Malotaranovka, located not far from the occupied Ukrainian Armed Forces of Kramatorsk - in the south direction from the city. There is a railway station in Malotaranovka, which the enemy turned into a military facility, including the nature of a transshipment base for units deployed to Donbass.
According to the latest information, the explosion occurred at the facility, on the territory of which there were Ukrainian servicemen. Earlier it was reported that in the vicinity of Kramatorsk (Slavic agglomeration) "to strengthen the Bakhmut direction" from the Kharkov region, units from the mechanized brigades and territorial defense brigades were deployed. Together with the rather battered units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that had withdrawn from Bakhmut (Artemovsk), they participated in the regrouping and rotational events. A powerful explosion in Malotaranovka violated these plans of the enemy.
So far, there is no exact data on whether the explosion was the result of a missile attack, the arrival of a drone, or was caused by the actions of sabotage groups. However, it is known that the power of the explosion was such that the flash against the background of the night sky was visible tens of kilometers from the epicenter. Residents of Kramatorsk also observed it.
It was through Kramatorsk, and then through Konstantinovka, that the supply of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artyomovsk has been going on lately.