The official released a photo of the destroyed roof. Rasvozhayev blamed Ukraine for the attack. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. After an explosion, a plume of smoke rising into the sky could be seen in initially unverifiable images and videos that were distributed on social media. “Keep calm and stay home for the next hour if possible,” the head of administration wrote on his channel on the Telegram news service. There is no serious destruction.
According to Rasvozhayev, a drone had already landed in the yard of the fleet’s headquarters in late July. There were also injuries. Ukraine has denied having anything to do with it. More recently, there have also been strong explosions at a military base and an ammunition depot. Ukraine welcomed this and announced that it expected more explosions. Crimea is not a safe place, the Ukrainian leadership said.
According to Russian authorities, there have been several cases where drones have been shot down in recent days. Air defense is active, they hit their targets in Sevastopol, Raswoschajew said on Friday night. “Like many other residents, I heard explosions downtown.” Unverified online videos, allegedly from Sevastopol and Yevpatoria, showed anti-aircraft fire trackers. Drones were shot down over the city of Kerch and Belbek military airfield near Sevastopol on Thursday night.
A week ago, on Tuesday, there were devastating explosions at the Saki airbase near Yevpatoria in the west of the Crimean peninsula, destroying Russian warplanes. An ammunition depot in the north of the Jankoy region exploded on Tuesday.
Unverified social media videos allegedly filmed in Yevpatoria showed anti-aircraft fire trackers over the city. “Crimea is under reliable protection,” said Oleg Kryuchkov, an adviser to Crimea’s leadership.
Likewise, the night before, alleged drones were shot down over the city of Kerch and the Belbek airbase near Sevastopol. Observers did not rule out that the Ukrainians wanted to test Russian air defenses before possible attacks. Last week, there were devastating explosions at the Saki airbase near Yevpatoria in western Crimea, destroying several Russian warplanes.