An explosion took place at a gunpowder manufacturing plant in Solikamsk, a town located in the Perm region approximately 220 kilometers north of Perm city in central Russia. No casualties have been reported.

From the video, white smoke could be seen rising into the air, and locals could be heard describing the smoke as “tall and thick.”

Local authorities reported broken windows and doors after the explosion, but no casualties and immediate danger to the local population, and operations of the factory continued as usual.

The cause of the explosion has yet to be established.

The Solikamsk Ural Plant is one of the largest military-industrial plants in Russia that specializes in gunpowder and explosive production. This is not the first time explosions have been reported in arms manufacturing facilities in Russia since the full-scale invasion began.


According to an earlier Kyiv Post report, explosions in Russian factories are a common occurrence due to poor safety regulations.

Other reports have long speculated that the high number of fires and explosions in Russian munitions factories could be part of Ukrainian-led sabotage campaign.

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