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Crimea. Explosions at a military airport near Sevastopol

Crimea.  Explosions at a military airport near Sevastopol

Local sources from Reuters said that at least four explosions were heard in Sevastopol in the Crimea, which was annexed by the Russians. The agency added that the explosions occurred near the Belbek military airport, north of the largest city in the Crimea.

In a separate statement, the pro-Kremlin governor of Sevastopol said that the Russian anti-aircraft defense had shot down an armed forces drone. Ukraine. Mikhail Razvoyev added that he did not record any damage.

Earlier on Thursday, Ukrainian media reported hearing explosions in Kerch, in eastern Crimea. The Russian propaganda agency TASS, citing the so-called adviser, Sergei Aksyonov, the Prime Minister of Crimea, stated that “air defense is active in Kerch” and that “there is no threat to the city and the Crimean bridge”.

Series of attacks in Crimea

The American Institute for War Studies said, Thursday, that after a series of Ukrainian attacks on Russian military facilities in Crimea, the Russian leadership has lost confidence in the security of the peninsula.

Explosions in northern Crimea, photo from August 16Reuters / Forum

A think-tank cites reports from Russian sources about the resignation of the commander of the Black Sea Fleet Admiral Igor Osipov He was succeeded by Vice Admiral Viktor Sokolov and the alleged “terrorist threat” in Sevastopol. Ukrainian military intelligence reported that Russia Dozens of planes fly from forward airfields in Crimea to the depths of the peninsula or to Russia.

Russian air base in Crimea. Before and after pictures of the explosionReuters/Maxar Technologies

“The recent Ukrainian strikes (associated with Ukrainian fighters and the Ukrainian Armed Forces) on Russian military assets in Crimea, including the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, may have put Russian forces on high alert and restructured the composition, logistics and command of the forces at the Russian training camp. in the Crimea to mitigate the effects of future strikes, ”evaluates TI.

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