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Explosions reported in Sevastopol and near Saky in Crimea

Explosions reported in Sevastopol and near Saky in Crimea Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

In the temporarily occupied Crimea, explosions were heard today in the afternoon, on January 31. They were heard in the areas of the cities of Sevastopol and Saky, according to Suspilne Crimea.

According to a resident of Sevastopol, several explosions were heard in the city.

"Also, in the Yevpatoria district near the city of Saky, explosions can be heard," the report says.

Meanwhile, on the Telegram channel Crimean Wind, a video was published showing a missile flying toward the city of Sevastopol.

Also, online reports mention powerful explosions in Hvardiiske and gunfire in Feodosia.

"In Hvardiiske, two deafening explosions were also heard. They took photos of the inverted trace of the missile... In Feodosia, they are also shooting," the message states.

Explosions reported in Sevastopol and near Saky in CrimeaIn Crimea, there are reports of explosions in Sevastopol and near Saky (Photo:

Meanwhile, Crimean propaganda media reports on the operation of air defense systems in the areas of the populated areas of Saky, Rozdolne, and Feodosia.

Earlier, representatives of the occupation administration in Crimea declared an air alarm due to missile danger. In addition, traffic on the Crimean Bridge was blocked. Local activists on social media claimed a camouflage mode for this object.

Explosions in Crimea

On the night of Tuesday, January 30, explosions were heard in the occupied Ukrainian Crimea annexed by Russia. Local communities reported a series of such explosions.

As stated later by the Russian Ministry of Defense, supposedly air defense systems were operating in Crimea, repelling a massive aerial attack. The ministry claimed that 21 drones were allegedly shot down.

Later in the day, the Centre for Strategic Communications of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that Ukrainian forces on January 30 had struck a radar station of the air defense system of Russian occupiers near the village of Rozdolne in the occupied Crimea.