Weekend Reads: Explosions near a base of Sebastopol, in Crimea, no damage according to Moscow

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Ukraine-crise-Sebastopol: Explosions near a base of Sébastopol, in Crimea, no damage according to Moscow

EXPLOSIONS PRÈS D'UNE BASE DE SÉBASTOPOL, EN CRIMÉE, PAS DE DÉGÂT SELON MOSCOU © Reuters/Stringer Explosions Near a Sebastopol base, in Crimea, no damage according to Moscow

(Reuters) - at least four explosions shook Thursday evening the surroundings of the Russian military air base in Belbek, near Sébastopol, headquarters of the Russian Fleet In the Black Sea, sources report in the Crimean Peninsula annexed by Russia.

The Governor of Sébastopol, Mikhail Razvojaïev, wrote on his Telegram account that the Russian anti -aircraft defense had shot down a Ukrainian drone and assured that the base had undergone any damage.

A video broadcast on a Ukrainian information site seems to show a rocket shooting towards the sky, followed by at least two explosions. Reuters could not verify the authenticity of this video.

Several Air Bases and Russian Munition Deposits in Crimea have been devastated by explosions since last week, a new phenomenon since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, Kyiv theoretically having armament allowing him to hit targets so far from The front line.

(Reuters report, French Tangi Salaün version)

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