ua en ru

Air raid alarm declared in Sevastopol, Crimea: Defense system allegedly activated

Air raid alarm declared in Sevastopol, Crimea: Defense system allegedly activated Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

In the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, an air raid alarm was declared, and the authorities claim to have repelled an attack on aerial targets, according to the so-called governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev.

Around 22:44, an air raid alarm sounded in the city, and propaganda outlets reported a supposed missile threat. Additionally, for unknown reasons, the districts of Koreiz, Gaspra, and Livadia were left without power.

Later, Razvozhaev stated that the city's air defense system had been activated.

"According to preliminary data, an attack by aerial targets from the sea was repelled," he said, without providing further details.

Explosions in Sevastopol

Explosions have been frequent in Sevastopol and other cities in occupied Crimea recently.

For instance, on September 22, a missile strike was launched on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Later, the Center for Strategic Communications of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed that Ukrainian military forces were behind the attack.

Additionally, the head of Ukrainian Intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, stated that at least 9 people were killed, and 16 were wounded, including Russian generals, as a result of the attack on the Russian Black Sea Fleet's headquarters in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.

It was also reported that on September 14, explosions occurred in Yevpatoriya, where the S-400 Triumph air defense system worth $1.2 billion was destroyed.