​Explosions at the russian Military Airfield in Crimea - Occupiers are Suiciding (Updated)

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​Explosions at the russian Military Airfield in Crimea - Occupiers are Suiciding (Updated)

A series of powerful explosions rang out in the temporarily occupied Ukraine’s Crimea near the village of Novofedorovka

series of explosions occurred at the military airfield of the Russian Armed Forces in the temporarily occupied Crimea - a number of reports with photos and videos of explosions at a russian military facility located near the village of Novofedorovka appeared on social networks and russian mass media.

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Currently, it is known that the first explosion was heard around 3:00 p.m. local time. At the same time, as of 4:31 p.m., more than 15 explosions have been reported. At the same time, it is noted that the first-class military airfield, where the NITKA Ground Testing Simulator Shipborne Aviation is located, was hit.

The video below shows a powerful explosion at the airfield of the russian Aerospace Forces

In addition, the locals report that approximately every minute they hear sounds similar to the detonation of ammunition, and they also talk about a large number of ambulances heading to Novofedorivka - the so-called "head" of the temporarily occupied Crimea Serhiy Aksyonov is also supposed to arrive there.

The most interesting thing in this news is that the affected object is located at a distance of at least 230 km from the place from which, in theory, the airfield could have been struck by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At the same time, as of today, there have been no official reports of the transfer by the partners to the Ukrainian military of weapons that could strike at such a distance.

UPD 4:49 p.m.: satellite images of equipment that the occupiers placed at the affected airfield are posted online.

UPD 4:58 p.m.: The Russian propaganda RIA Novosti source published the official position of the ministry of defense of the russian federation regarding the explosions in Crimea: "Detonation of several aviation munitions." In the video below - the same "detonation of several aviation ammunition"

UPD 7:19 p.m.: Ukrainian Ministry of Defense commented on the fire at Saky airfield in occupied Crimea. The authorities say they "cannot determine" the cause of the fire and warn Ukrainians that the accident could be used by russian propaganda media:

"Regarding the fire on the territory of Saki airport in the area of Novofedorivka settlement in Crimea temporarily occupied by russia. The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine cannot determine the cause of the ignition, but would like to remind of fire safety rules and the ban of smoking in places not suitable for this. The fact of fire can be used by the terrorist country in the information war. We don't rule out that the invaders 'accidentally' will find some characteristic 'chevron', 'business card' or even 'DNA samples'."

UPD 9:10 p.m.: The New York Times reports that Ukrainian military official with knowledge of the situation said that Ukrainian forces were behind the blast at the Saki Air Base on the western coast of Crimea.

“This was an air base from which planes regularly took off for attacks against our forces in the southern theater,” the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive military matters. The official would not disclose the type of weapon used in the attack, saying only that “a device exclusively of Ukrainian manufacture was used,” the report reads.

The senior Ukrainian official said the attack involved partisan resistance forces loyal to the government in Kyiv, but he would not disclose whether those forces carried out the attack or assisted regular Ukrainian military units in targeting the base, as has sometimes occurred in other Russian-occupied territories.

UPD 11:00 p.m.: In his nightly address, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, did not discuss who was behind the attacks but vowed to “liberate” Crimea, saying: “This Russian war against Ukraine and against the entire free Europe began with Crimea and must end with Crimea – with its liberation.”

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