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Russian authorities report explosions, air defense operation in Sevastopol

17 November, 2023 Friday
13:19

On November 17, powerful explosions were heard in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol. The Russian-backed governor of the city claimed that air defense systems were operating

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Suspilne, Crimean Wind, and the Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, reported the the information. 

"The explosions made the windows shake," locals say.

Instead, at 9:47 a.m., Razvozhayev announced an air raid alert. According to him, Russian air defense was operating in the city. According to preliminary data, 2 air targets were allegedly shot down in the Black Sea.

"According to information from the Sevastopol Rescue Service, no damage to infrastructure has been recorded so far," he added.

Later, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian air defense had allegedly destroyed two Ukrainian Neptune anti-ship missiles off the coast of the Crimean peninsula.

  • On the night of September 13, Russia accused Ukraine of a massive missile attack on a shipyard in Sevastopol and damaging two ships. Ukrainian intelligence confirmed that a large landing ship and a Russian submarine were hit.
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