Live: Powerful explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea    FRANCE May 24th

Live: Powerful explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea FRANCE May 24th

Published on: 08/10/2022 – 06:50 Modified on: 08/10/2022 – 08:46

A dozen explosions were heard at a Russian air base in Crimea. Moscow denies any attack and speaks of an incident at an ammunition depot. At the same time, Russian forces seizing Ukraine’s Zaporijia nuclear power plant are preparing to join Moscow-annexed Crimea, Ukrainian operator Energoatom reports. Follow the latest developments of the day on France 24.

  • 8:41 am: Russian shelling kills at least 13 civilians in Dnepropetrovsk region

At least 13 people were killed on Tuesday evening in the Nikopol district near the Zaporizhia power plant, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region Valentyn Reznychenko said in the messaging application Telegram.

Two people succumbed to their injuries, adding to the death toll of 11 announced by the governor minutes earlier.

  • 6:38 a.m.: One dead in explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea

Local authorities said one person was killed in explosions at a Russian airbase in the annexed Crimea peninsula on Tuesday afternoon, which Moscow denied. According to the Russians, it was not an attack but an explosion of stored ammunition.

Witnesses said they heard at least 12 explosions from Saky Air Base near Novofedorivka on the west coast of the peninsula around 3:20 p.m. local time (1220 GMT) on Tuesday.

  • 1.19 a.m .: The Russians will connect the Zaporizhia power plant to Crimea

Russian troops occupying Ukraine’s Zaporizhia nuclear power plant are preparing to connect to Crimea, a peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014, and are damaging it by diverting power generation, the operator’s president warned on Tuesday.

“To do this, you must first damage the power lines of the facility connected to the Ukrainian power system. From August 7 to 9, the Russians have already damaged three power lines. Currently, the plant is running with only one line of production, which is an extremely dangerous way of working,” he added.

“When the last production line shuts down, the plant will be powered by diesel-powered generators. Everything then depends on their reliability and fuel reserves,” warned Petro Kotin.

  • 12:01 a.m.: “Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give it up,” emphasizes Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine’s president gave an update on Tuesday after explosions occurred at an ammunition depot on Russia’s annexed Crimea peninsula.

“Crimea is Ukrainian and we will never give it up. We will not forget that the occupation of Crimea was the beginning of Russia’s war against Ukraine,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during his daily speech. “The world is beginning to realize that it was wrong in 2014 when it chose not to respond with full force to Russia’s first aggressive actions.

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With AFP