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Explosions heard in Mariupol: Plane crash reported

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Author: Liliana Oleniak

Explosions are heard in the temporarily occupied Mariupol. An airplane is reported to have crashed, according to the advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko.

"Mariupol. It's not just loud, it's on fire! Reports of a burning plane crashing near the village of Rybatske," he says.

According to Andriushchenko, Mariupol continues to hear explosions.

Before that, the Russian invaders reported the operation of air defense systems. In addition, they said that "an air target was allegedly shot down over the sea near Mariupol."

Explosions heard in Mariupol: Plane crash reported

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Explosions in Mariupol

Russian troops captured Mariupol, Donetsk region, located on the shores of the Sea of Azov, during a large-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

At the same time, explosions constantly occur in the city, which are the result of hits at the Russian occupiers' base locations.

For example, on February 13, there was a strike at the Russian occupiers' locations in Mariupol, and the detonation was heard even in Manhush, 20 km from the city.

Later, it became known that a Russian Buk anti-aircraft missile system was damaged. The explosion occurred between the village of Ukrainka and the village of Malynivka in the Mariupol district. After the attack, the detonation lasted about half an hour. The Russians also took off with airplanes.