New explosions at Sevastopol as Ukraine launches fresh airstrikes on Crimea | EUROtoday

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Fresh explosions struck Sevastopol and smoke was seen rising from a distinguished landmark simply kilometres away from the Crimean metropolis as Ukrainian forces introduced they had been finishing up a joint intelligence operation within the area illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.

Pro-Russian Telegram channel ChP Sevastopol reported explosions within the space of Cape Fiolent late on Sunday night time, whereas one other Telegram channel reporting on Crimea shared visuals of an explosion and smoke arising from the identical space.

This comes as Russia launched its personal airstrikes on Ukraine, with the Ukrainian air power saying it downed 18 cruise missiles and 17 drones throughout the nation in a single day.

The location, on the Crimean peninsula’s southern coast about 16km away from Sevastopol, has a marine radio engineering unit and a radio engineering station with a dozen radar antennas, an unnamed intelligence supply advised Ukraine’s Suspilne public broadcaster.

The war-hit nation’s intelligence company stated it carried out a joint operation of its Defence Intelligence (DIU) and the Ukrainian navy.

Mikhail Razvozhayev, the Russia-installed governor of Sevastopol, nevertheless, claimed all the things was calm within the metropolis which homes Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

He stated three Ukrainian drones had been seen within the space, however had been introduced down by Russia’s air defences. The official stated no injury was accomplished.

He stated that if individuals noticed smoke within the South Bay space, it was as a result of a typical innocent aerosol camouflage being utilized by the Black Sea fleet. “Yes, the smell is unpleasant, but it is absolutely safe. Everything is calm in the city,” the Russia-installed official stated.

“Our enemies today will try with all their might to pass it off as a ‘victory’,” he stated on his Telegram channel.

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At least three Ukrainian drones had been downed over southwestern Crimea on Sunday night, in accordance with the Russian defence ministry.

It claimed Russian air defence techniques destroyed one drone at about 9.30pm Moscow time, an hour after it stated its forces downed one other two Ukrainian unmanned aerial autos in the identical space.

Debris from the downed third drone fell over farmland and no injury was accomplished, their governor Razvozhayev stated.

This comes simply 5 days after Ukraine carried out what was stated to be its largest assault but on the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea fleet because the begin of Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

The assault on the Sevastopol shipyard in Russian-annexed Crimea wounded 24 individuals and set ablaze two ships that had been beneath restore, in accordance with Russian authorities.

The Sevastopol shipyard assault is among the largest in latest weeks, despite the fact that the Crimean peninsula, illegally annexed from Ukraine by Russia in 2014, has been a frequent goal within the 18-month previous warfare.

Russia’s defence ministry stated Ukraine launched 10 cruise missiles at the shipyard and three sea drones at Russian ships within the Black Sea.

Seven missiles had been shot down and all the ocean drones have been destroyed, the navy stated, however among the missiles broken two ships that had been being repaired within the shipyard.

While Ukrainian officers haven’t confirmed the technique of the strike, navy sources stated the assault used Storm Shadow missiles, which had been delivered to Kyiv by the UK earlier this 12 months.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ukraine-russia-war-sevastopol-explosion-crimea-b2413322.html