Multiple explosions at Russian military airbase Saki in Crimea, one killed, five injured; strategically important military base
There have been several loud explosions at the Saki military airbase in Crimea, Russia. The black smoke rising from it covered the surroundings. Locals have said that there were 12 blasts. One died in this, while five people were injured. Saki Military Airbase is strategically important for Russia amid the ongoing war with Ukraine. From here the Russian army can attack southern Ukraine in a very short time.
In this regard, the Ministry of Defense of Russia has said that these blasts happened after a fire in the ammunition kept at the airbase. No one has died in this. He has said that there was no shelling of any kind on this airbase. Whereas, there is speculation about long-range Ukrainian missiles attacking this airbase. Supporters of Ukraine are also making it viral on internet media. Ukraine has not yet commented on this.
Entire area sealed
Crimean premier Sergei Aksyonov said several medical helicopters, including ambulances, were dispatched to Saki airbase after receiving information about the blasts. With this, the entire area has been sealed.
Firing near Russian-held nuclear plant in Ukraine
At least three people have been killed and 23 others injured in Russian military shelling in Ukraine in the past 24 hours. Russia is also said to have opened fire near a nuclear plant it owns. The Russian military has fired more than 120 rockets from multiple rocket launchers in the southern city of Nikopol. Several apartments and industrial establishments were damaged in the shelling. Ukraine and Russia have in recent days accused each other of shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear plant.