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Intelligence comments on today's explosions in Crimea

Intelligence comments on today's explosions in Crimea Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Explosions in Crimea on Wednesday, September 20, are nothing but a planned operation by the Ukrainian Defense Forces targeting the occupied territories, including Crimea, according to a representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Andrii Yusov.

"Planned operations by Ukrainian security and defense forces are ongoing. Naturally, this involves military facilities of the occupiers in temporarily occupied territories, including Ukrainian Crimea," Yusov said.

He promised that the details would soon be disclosed by the General Staff.

What happened in Crimea today?

Powerful explosions rocked the territory of the occupied Crimea today, September 20. The occupiers deployed a smoke screen near the Black Sea Fleet's oil depot. Reports also surfaced on social media about a Russian military base in Verkhnesadovoye being hit, where drones were reportedly seen falling. Occupiers' anti-aircraft defense systems were active on the peninsula.