Apparently one dead: Several explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea – Politics

There have been violent explosions at a Russian military airfield on the annexed Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. Videos of detonations and clouds of smoke circulated on social networks. One person was killed, Crimean boss Sergei Aksjonov said, according to Russian agencies. Seven other people, including two children, were injured, according to local sources. At first it was said that there were no victims.

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Various ammunition had exploded in a depot on the grounds of the Saki military airfield near Nowofyodorovka, Russian news agencies quoted the Russian army as saying on Tuesday. At least three destroyed Russian fighter jets can be seen in the first videos showing the destruction at the airport. Observers assume that even more aircraft were destroyed.

As of Tuesday morning, around 40 fighter jets were on the site, as can be seen on satellite images. There are also some helicopters. Earlier, the Russian news agency Ria Novosti reported that no military equipment had been damaged.



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