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Explosions in Sevastopol - Operation of air defense systems reported

Explosions in Sevastopol - Operation of air defense systems reported Explosions heard in Sevastopol (photo: GettyImages)

On the evening of September 24, explosions were reported in the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol, with sources pointing to a drone attack, according to Krym.Realii.

The edition notes that local and Russian Telegram channels are reporting drone attacks.

The Krymskyi Veter channel, citing eyewitnesses, claims that Russian air defense systems are operating in the area of Cape Fiolent and the residential area of Balaklava.

The Russian and occupation authorities have not yet commented on the explosions.

Explosions in Crimea

Recently, explosions have become more frequent in Crimea, often targeting air defense systems. For example, on September 14, explosions were reported in Yevpatoriya, where a S-400 Triumf air defense system, worth 1.2 billion dollars, was destroyed.

Newsweek has reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces are "taking out" Russian S-400 systems, which is a significant loss for the occupying army. Analysts from ISW noted that due to the regular explosions in Crimea, Russia may be facing problems with its air defense systems.

On September 22, a missile strike was carried out against the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. Later, the Strategic Communications Department of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed that Ukrainian military forces were responsible for the attack.

The Head of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GUR) of Ukraine, Kirilo Budanov, stated that as a result of the attack on the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol, at least 9 people were killed, and 16 were wounded, including Russian generals.