Video:Huge Donetsk Explosion:Artillery Fire, Not ‘Tactical Nuke’ Attack in Ukraine

On Sunday night, a series of YouTube videos appear to show a large  explosion in Donetsk, Ukraine .However, it likely wasn’t a “tactical nuclear weapon,” as some social media users claimed, but just a big blast. Early reports say it was Ukrainian army artillery fire hitting an ammunition depot held by the rebel Donetsk People’s Republic.

Videos that were uploaded Feb. 8 show a massive explosion going off in the distance, with an orange-red fireball lighting up the night sky. 

While many details remain unclear, preliminary reports say it was a an artillery attack on a weapons depot owned by the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic. According to Ukrainian news site, right-wing politician Dmitry Yarosh said the blast killed about  “200 terrorists,” destroyed 20 Grad rockets, and blew up trucks filled with ammunition. 


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