Explosions near airfield in Russia’s Yeysk

28 February, 11:07 PM
The photo shows an alleged fire near the airfield in Yeysk (Photo:Новости Ейск / Telegram)

The photo shows an alleged fire near the airfield in Yeysk (Photo:Новости Ейск / Telegram)

Several explosions, followed by visible pillars of smoke, were audible next to an airfield in Yeysk, in Russia’s Krasnodar Region, local Telegram channel News Yeysk reported on Feb. 28.

Yeysk regional governor Roman Bublik subsequently claimed that "military tactical exercises are being conducted" in the region.

Yeysk is located 70 kilometers across the Sea of Azov from Mariupol, which is currently occupied by Russian forces.

On Feb. 28, a series of incidents and explosions took place in several Russian regions, seemingly related to drone threats.

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In Russia’s Belgorod Oblast, near the Ukrainian border, three unidentified UAVs crashed.

Another incident was reported in another Russian town – Tuapse in Krasnodar Region. Two unknown drones exploded at and oil depot there on Feb. 28, causing a large fire at the facility.

And in St. Petersburg, an emergency plan called “Kovyor” (Russian for “carpet”) was activated in morning, due to an unknown object being detected in the airspace above the city. Airports in the city were closed to civilian aircraft for several hours.

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