On the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula, Russian anti-aircraft guns reportedly shot down drones in two strategically important locations. There was a defense against air strikes last night at Crimea’s largest military airfield, Belbek, near Sevastopol, according to local governor Mikhail Rasvozhayev. Anti-aircraft fire and explosions can also be heard over the city of Kerch. A drone was also shot down at the scene.
In Kerch, the strategically important road and rail bridge connects Crimea to the Russian mainland. In Russia’s Belgorod region, an ammunition depot caught fire near the Ukrainian border. The incidents far behind the royal front came just hours after a tripartite summit of Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey in Lviv.
The Ukrainian army has the right to destroy Russian military installations in Crimea, presidential adviser Mykhailo Podoliak said on television. Kiev’s leadership has not officially claimed responsibility for the increasing number of explosions and incidents in Crimea.