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Massive explosion near airport in Taganrog, Russia

Massive explosion near airport in Taganrog, Russia Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

In the Russian city of Taganrog, a powerful explosion occurred near the airport on the morning of November 7, according to local Telegram channels.

According to local residents, a powerful explosion occurred on the outskirts of Taganrog about an hour ago. Eyewitnesses claim that "houses, windows, and the ground trembled."

Reportedly, the explosion took place near the airport. Photos of smoke at the scene are being posted on social media.

Helicopters are burning at the Taganrog airfield

According to Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, helicopters are burning at the Taganrog airfield after an explosion.

"Russians are indeed systematically using the Taganrog airfield to base helicopter units, but not only them. Air defense systems, equipment to be transferred to Ukraine - all this is systematically deployed there," Andriushchenko said.

Explosions in Russia

Explosions and fires have been occurring more frequently in recent times on Russian territory, as well as reports of air defense system activities and drone attacks.

For instance, explosions were heard in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on the morning of October 19б with local authorities attributing the incident to the operation of their air defense system against certain targets.