Russian air defense systems were activated in the city of Kerch in the east of the Crimea. The Crimean bridge links the city of Kersch with the Russian Krasnodar region. The incident was confirmed Oleg Kryuchkov, adviser to the head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov, in an urgent statement.
The Crimean official claimed that there is no danger either to the city or the bridge. He added that these are preliminary reports. Any details on the incident are yet to be revealed.
The locals reported several explosions heard at 20:41, 20:56 and 20:58 local time.
Presumably, the air defense systems could have target Ukrainian drones over the bridge.
At the same time, Russian air defense systems intercepted unidentified objects near the airfield in Belbek in the city of Sevastopol. Locals reported that several explosions were heard in the air. The videos confirmed that the explosions were the result of the work of the air defense systems. Any details are yet to be provided by the local officials.
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry previously warned that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could strike Crimea by the American HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system, since the United States does not consider the peninsula to be part of Russia. At the same time, the Crimean bridge is “the number one goal,” for the Ukrainian military. The Ukrainian president said that Ukraine would strike at the Crimean Bridge as soon as it receives the necessary military equipment from the Kiev’s allies.
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