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Massive explosion in Berdyansk heard in multiple districts

Massive explosion in Berdyansk heard in multiple districts A loud explosion was heard in Berdyansk on December 6 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

On the morning of Wednesday, December 6, a strong explosion occurred in the temporarily occupied Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhia region. It was heard in several neighborhoods at once, according to Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov.

"At 5:15 a.m., there was a loud explosion in the city, which was heard in several neighborhoods," he says.

According to him, the Russians then blocked traffic near the Eternal Flame.

"Even pedestrians are not allowed to pass," states Fedorov.

Situation in Berdyansk

Berdyansk, Zaporizhzhia region, located on the shores of the Azov Sea, used to be a popular tourist resort. The city was occupied by Russian troops in February 2022.

After that, the invaders decided to turn the city into a military base for their needs. Explosions are constantly occurring in the city, targeting the occupiers' locations of equipment and manpower.

A few weeks ago, the Ukrainian military attacked the occupiers' airfields in Luhansk and Berdyansk. As a result, nine Russian helicopters, an air defense system, and an ammunition depot were destroyed.