Fierce winds and giant waves: Bad weather described as a “megastorm” killed eight people in Russia, annexed other occupied regions of Crimea, Ukraine and Moldova, officials and media reported on Monday. Dubbed the “Storm of the Century” and “Megastorm” by Russian media, the severe weather, which has been ongoing since Sunday, has hit Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed in 2014, southwestern Russia and the partially occupied regions of Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia. and Kherson in Ukraine, according to the Russian Ministry of Energy.
A man’s body has been found in Russia’s popular seaside resort of Sochi, according to regional authorities, who are advising people not to go near the water. In Crimea, another person who went to “watch the waves” has died, Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to Crimea’s governor, told public television.
One person was killed on a boat in the Kerch Strait between Crimea and Russia, and a body was found in Novorossiysk in the Krasnodar region, according to Russian news agencies. The deaths of four people were announced by authorities quoted by media in Moldova.
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