The Crimean city of Sevastopol has again been hit by explosions in the wake of a Ukrainian strike against a Russian military headquarters in the Moscow-occupied peninsula.
Images shared on social media on Saturday morning show smoke rising from the horizon amid reports there had been a strike on the city’s Inkerman district, where an oil depot of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is located.
The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, wrote on Telegram that according to preliminary information, Russian air defenses had “responded” and that missile debris had fallen near a pier in the city, without providing further information.
However, in a follow-up post headlined “missile danger,” he warned residents to turn off the gas, electricity and shelter in their apartment blocks. If they were driving, they were advised to stop the vehicle and head to the basement floors of nearby buildings.
It follows a Ukrainian missile strike on Thursday on the fleet’s headquarters which is an important target for Kyiv, which has vowed to recapture the peninsula illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.
This is a breaking story and will be updated with further information.