Smoke clouds near the headquarters: explosion in the Crimea

According to media reports, a loud explosion occurred in the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea as the German news website reports.

Sevastopol is the location of the Russian Black Sea Fleet. It is reported that smoke is visible near the headquarters. The Russian occupation governor has written on Telegram that it is “the planned removal of part of the emergency structures at the headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation”, which was triggered by “a controlled detonation”.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

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