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Kyiv at center of suspicion after explosion at Russian base in Crimea

Kyiv at center of suspicion after explosion at Russian base in Crimea

An explosion at a Russian airbase in Novofedorivka, Crimea on August 9, 2022. Source: Reuters/REUTERS

Explanation – Officially, the Ukrainian government has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

In Zaporizhia

The explosion is highly mysterious, but has strong symbolic significance. Just after 3:20pm on Tuesday, a large explosion rocked Russia’s Novofedorivka airbase near Chaki on Crimea’s western coast. Moscow insists it was an accident Kiev Although many are surprised by the Ukrainian attack, the official remains silent. The peninsula was occupied by Moscow in 2014 and since February 24 has served as a rear base and launch pad for invasions by other regions.Ukraine.

So far, Crimea This summer, though, saw tens of thousands of Russian tourists flock to its beaches, spared by the war. They were shocked to see an explosion there on Tuesday. Dozens of videos on social media show vacationers in their bathing suits stunned by a huge plume of black smoke in the sky. The onset of panic seems to have gripped some tourists…

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