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Explosions heard in Sevastopol, air defense system operates

Explosions heard in Sevastopol, air defense system operates Explosions were heard in Sevastopol on May 15 (photo: Getty Images)

An air raid alert has been declared in the occupied city of Sevastopol. Russians claim that the air defense system is operating, according to the head of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev.

As Razvozhayev claimed, the air defense system is supposedly operating in Sevastopol. All emergency services are on high alert.

"I ask you to remain calm, follow safety measures, stay in temporary shelters or safe places. The main thing is not to be outdoors. Shrapnel poses the main danger," he wrote.

According to him, Russian military forces are allegedly working on destroying air targets.

Russian Telegram channels also report that traffic on the Crimean Bridge has been blocked.

Updated at 02:40

Razvozhayev claimed that the Russian air defense system allegedly shot down several missiles over the water and near the Belbek airport. Later, he reported that rescuers supposedly extinguished fires from falling debris in the area of the Poliushko village.

It is also known that debris from a downed missile allegedly fell in the area of Fedorovskaia Street.

"The type of downed missiles is being clarified, the discovery of submunitions that did not detonate is possible. Do not approach the parts of the downed missiles, report such findings immediately by calling 112," he wrote.

Strikes on Crimea

Increasingly, Russian bases and locations of military equipment in occupied Crimea are being targeted. In particular, explosions were heard in the occupied city of Simferopol overnight on April 30. Around ten explosions were recorded in Dzhankoy, Crimea.