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The explosions were reported in Sevastopol, a Russian-occupied region of Crimea

The explosions were reported in Sevastopol, a Russian-occupied region of Crimea
Explosions in Sevastopol

Many Explosions They registered on Saturday Sevastopol And this Anti-aircraft alarms were activated, the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula is raising alarm levels among residents and authorities in this Ukrainian city. According to local reports, Russian Governor Mikhail Razvodayev confirmed that several air targets had been intercepted and shot down, although no further details of these operations were provided.

According to Telegram channels specializing in Crimean news, the headquarters of the 810th Marine Infantry Division came under attack. Closure of the Kerch BridgeAn important link connecting the peninsula with Russian territory.

And, according to local media, news has arrived Damage to various ships In Sevastopol. Officials have yet to issue an official statement on the extent of the incident.

Archive image of the bridge over the Kerch Strait connecting Crimea with Krasnodar (Europe Press)

The Ukrainian army usually attacks Crimea was annexed by Moscow in 2014, with missiles and drones because of their logistical importance to Russian forces occupying southern Ukraine. In early January, the head of Ukraine's military intelligence (GUR) Khrylo Budanov said attacks on Crimea would intensify.

Areas bordering Ukraine, particularly Belgorod, have been the target of bombings or attacks by militants from Ukrainian territory in recent weeks. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday night that it had intercepted 19 Ukrainian Vampire rockets in the Belgorod region.

On the other hand, the Kremlin reaffirmed it this Friday Russia is in a “state of war”. It indicated that it was fighting to “defend its borders” against Ukraine's actions, accusing it of doing everything possible to take “Crimea” or “any other part of other Russian territories”.

In this satellite photo, smoke is seen rising from the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, Crimea, after being hit by a Ukrainian missile on September 22, 2023 (AP via Planet Labs)

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov indicated that Russia would continue to act “as it has been doing so that military action in Ukraine does not threaten the security of its citizens or its territory.” Toss.

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“We are in a state of war. Yes, it started as a special military operation, but as the West collectively became a participant on the Ukrainian side, it has become a real war.Peskov said he was “sure of it”.

Although Russian officials have characterized the invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation” since the start of the conflict, he stressed that “everyone must understand this to carry out internal mobilization.”

Peskov emphasized that the country now has four “new federal subjects”, referring to the annexation of the Ukrainian provinces of Kherson, Zaporizhzia, Donetsk and Lugansk. Now 'de facto' occupied by the Kiev regime.”

“Russia cannot allow itself to be on the border of a state that has a documented intention to seize Crimea and other territories. We are at war, yes. (…) Everyone should understand that,” he said.

(With information from AFP and EuropaPress)