Sources say blasts hit an area near the Russian airbase, Moscow says no damage was caused

Sources say blasts hit an area near the Russian airbase, Moscow says no damage was caused

AUGUST 18 (Portal) – At least four blasts hit an area near a major Russian military airport on the annexed Crimea peninsula on Thursday, three local sources said, but a pro-Moscow official said no damage had been done.

The sources said the blasts happened near the Belbek base north of Sevastopol.

The governor of Sevastopol, citing preliminary information, said Russian anti-aircraft forces shot down a Ukrainian drone.

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“There is no harm. Nobody was hurt,” Mikhail Razvozhayev said on Telegram.

Footage released on a Ukrainian news-gathering website showed what appeared to be a rocket being launched into the night sky and the sound of at least two explosions. Portal was unable to immediately verify the accuracy of the footage.

Crimea, annexed by Russia in 2014, is a key supply line for what President Vladimir Putin is calling his special military operation in Ukraine.

Russia on Tuesday accused saboteurs of orchestrating a series of explosions at an ammunition depot in Crimea. Last week, explosions ripped apart an airbase in Crimea that Moscow said at the time was caused by an accident. Continue reading

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