Russian Airbase on Western Coast of Crimea Damaged in Explosions!
A Russian airbase far behind the frontline in Crimea was damaged by several large explosions that killed at least one person. It wasn’t clear right away if the base was hit by a long-range Ukrainian missile.
Multiple videos on social media showed explosions and clouds coming from the Saky military base in Novofedorivka on the western coast of Crimea on Tuesday afternoon. This made people wonder how a place more than 100 miles (160km) from the frontline could have been attacked. Later, a high-ranking Ukrainian official seemed to say that they were to blame, but didn’t give any details.
Russia’s defence ministry told the RIA Novosti news agency that the explosions took place at about 3.20pm local time, and that “several aviation munitions detonated” in a storage area. It said it was trying to discern the cause of the incident.