ua en ru

Powerful explosions heard in Sevastopol: Occupiers claim work of air defense systems

Powerful explosions heard in Sevastopol: Occupiers claim work of air defense systems Powerful explosions were reported in Sevastopol on the evening of January 2 (photo: Getty Images)

Powerful explosions were reported this evening, January 2, in the temporarily occupied city of Sevastopol in Crimea, which is under Russian control, according to the Telegram channel Krymskyi Veter.

It is noted that after two powerful explosions in the sky over Sevastopol, two large columns of smoke appeared.

A local resident claims that due to the explosion in the Zhidilova Street neighborhood, windows were shattered in people's homes. Residents also report on social media that the two powerful explosions were heard from Sevastopol to the village of Zuya.

"In Bakhchysarai, the buildings were shaking," writes one of the locals.

The Telegram channel suggests that there might have been a strike on the military airfield at Belbek.

Occupation governor of Sevastopol, Rozvozhaiev, stated that, according to preliminary information, a missile was allegedly shot down over the sea. According to him, there have been no recorded infrastructure damages.

Explosions in Crimea

In the northern part of the temporarily occupied Crimea, near Krasnoperekopsk (Yani Kapu, the administrative center of Perekop district), a series of explosions were reported during the night of December 28. Similar reports also indicated explosions in the occupied city of Sevastopol in the bay area.

On the night of December 26, the Ukrainian Defense Forces in the occupied Feodosia in Crimea destroyed the Russian Black Sea Fleet's Large Landing Ship Novocherkassk. According to the Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshchuk, this significant enemy landing ship was struck by cruise missiles.

Later on the same day, satellite images emerged after the Ukrainian Armed Forces' strike on Feodosia Bay. As seen in the images from the service, in addition to the large landing ship Novocherkassk, another vessel, identified as the old training ship UTS-150, was partially sunk.