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Strong explosion rocks Russian-occupied Sevastopol

Friday, 13 October 2023, 11:40
Strong explosion rocks Russian-occupied Sevastopol
Photo: Telegram Channel "Crimean wind"

A massive explosion has occurred in the city of Sevastopol, Russian-occupied Crimea.

Source: Krym.Realii (Crimea.Realities), a project by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; anonymous Telegram channels; Russian occupying authorities in Crimea; Ukrainska Pravda, citing the Ukrainian Navy

Details: Krym.Realii reported an intense explosion in Sevastopol, which was heard even in remote parts of the city. Churches are circulating reports of a blood shortage for the wounded Russian military, urging people to sign up and donate blood.

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Mikhail Razvozhayev, Russian-appointed sham "head" of Sevastopol, claimed that the explosions were supposedly related to Russian military drills.

The Crimean Wind Telegram channel initially reported an explosion on a Russian Buyan-M missile carrier and posted a video of the ship in smoke. The channel later denied this information: "We have received clearer photos – it is not a small missile ship, but a patrol ship of the 22160 project Vasily Bykov type. It is on an outer raid; it looks intact."

Updated: In a comment to Ukrainska Pravda, the Ukrainian Navy said it could not confirm the information regarding the explosion on the Buyan-M warship.

патрульний корабель проєкту 22160 типу
Project 22160 patrol warship Vasily Bykov
Photo: CRIMEAN WIND

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