The explosion at the Russian air base in Novofedorivka, Crimea, August 9, 2022. OBTAINED BY REUTERS/via REUTERS DECRYPT – Officially, the Ukrainian government has not claimed responsibility for the attack. In Zaporizhia The explosion remains quite mysterious but takes on a strong symbolic significance. Shortly after 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, a huge bang rocked Russia’s Novofedorivka air base near Saky on the west coast of Crimea. Moscow assures that it is an accident while kyiv officially remains silent, even as many wonder about a possible Ukrainian raid. The peninsula was occupied by Moscow in 2014 and since February 24 has served as both a rear base and a launching pad for the invasion of the rest of Ukraine. Until now, Crimea had remained untouched by the war, even seeing, in this summer, tens of thousands of Russian tourists flocking to its beaches. On Tuesday, they were surprised by the explosion there. On social networks, dozens of videos show vacationers in bathing suits, aghast, watching the huge plume of black smoke rising into the sky. A beginning of panic seems to have seized some tourists who… This article is for subscribers only. You have 80% left to discover.Freedom has no borders, like your curiosity.Continue reading your article for €0.99 the first month Already a subscriber? Login
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