Occupiers claim ‘air defense forces work’ as explosions heard in occupied Crimea

22 April, 02:50 PM
On April 22, explosions were heard in Crimea (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

On April 22, explosions were heard in Crimea (Photo:REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak)

Explosions were heard in Russian-occupied Crimea on the morning of April 22, according to online reports. 

Russian invaders claimed that air defense systems were activated in Crimea after the explosions were heard.

“Air defense forces worked in the sky over Crimea,” wrote the Kremlin-appointed “head” of the occupied peninsula, Sergei Aksyonov, on Telegram on April 22.

There were “no damages or casualties,” he said.

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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, has said that Ukraine will use any armaments that are not banned by international law to liberate the temporarily occupied Crimea.

On April 14, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emine Dzhaparova, said that Ukraine is considering both military and diplomatic options to free Crimea.

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