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Explosions reported in occupied Crimea, air defense systems activated

Explosions reported in occupied Crimea, air defense systems activated Eexplosions in the temporarily occupied Crimea, air defense activated (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Explosions rocked the Krasnohvardiiske district of the temporarily occupied Crimea late yesterday evening, July 27. Reports indicate that air defense systems were activated during the incident, according to the Crimean Wind Telegram channel.

Eyewitnesses claim that the occupiers fired, presumably using the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile and gun system, at an unidentified aerial target.

The situation remains tense in the region as authorities continue to monitor the situation closely. Further updates are expected as the situation unfolds.

Recent explosions in occupied Crimea

Of the morning of July 24, explosions were reported at a military airfield and ammunition depot in the town of Vesele in Crimea. Russia claimed that the incident was a purported "drone attack."

In response to the situation, the occupation authorities in Crimea announced the evacuation of residents within a 5 km radius from the explosion site in the Dzhankoi district.

Subsequently, partisan groups revealed that a batch of Onyx missiles, used by the Russians to shell the Odesa and Mykolaiv regions, might have been destroyed in Crimea. Against the backdrop of these explosions, Russian occupiers closed off civilian access to Arabat Spit, which is one of the tourist destinations.