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Explosions heard in Crimean cities of Sevastopol and Dzhankoy

Explosions heard in Crimean cities of Sevastopol and Dzhankoy Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Crimea today, September 25. Residents in several cities reported hearing them, according to local Telegram channels.

According to social media, the explosions were initially heard by residents of the temporarily occupied Dzhankoy. Following that, there was supposedly a very powerful explosive wave, according to local residents.

Several loud explosions were also reported in Sevastopol.

Air raid sirens were activated in two cities. Details of the incidents are currently unknown.

At the same time, Telegram channels report that Russians have almost completely evacuated aviation from Crimean airfields.

Updated at 22:00

As claimed by the so-called "governor" of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, a missile was allegedly shot down in the area of the Belbek airfield.

Explosions heard in Crimean cities of Sevastopol and DzhankoyPhoto: Belbek airfield on the map

Successful strikes by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A few weeks ago, Ukrainian military forces conducted successful strikes against occupiers in Crimea.

In particular, Ukrainian defenders attacked a landing ship and a Russian submarine in Sevastopol Bay. As a result of the strike, the equipment is likely beyond repair, according to the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence.

Ukrainian Armed Forces also targeted the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. During that operation, the commander of the Black Sea Fleet was eliminated.