Series of explosions heard in Mariupol, Russians deploy aviation, mayoral adviser says
Series of explosions heard in Mariupol, Russians deploy aviation (Photo:Петро Андрющенко/Telegram)
Three explosions occurred in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol on March 13, the adviser to the mayor of the city Petro Andriushchenko reported on Telegram.
In response, the Russian military sent up warplanes over the city.
"Russian air defenses were triggered twice along the RadUkraine-Agrobase line, and smoke rose in the area of ZhMR 23 (residential neighborhood — ed.) after the third explosion," Andriushchenko wrote.
He added that after the explosions, the Russian aircraft took to the air.
"Two planes at low altitude directly above the city," he said.
“Good harbingers of Ukrainian ‘penance’. It didn't help last time.”
Also, according to him, the sounds of ordnance detonating can be heard from the direction of Staryi Krym, a village some seven kilometers to the north of central Mariupol. The mayor's advisor posted a photo showing smoke over the Ukrainian city.
On March 11, the Mariupol City Council reported that two hits were recorded in the city, probably at Russian positions.
The head of the Joint Press Center of South Operational Command, Natalia Humeniuk, previously stated that the Mariupol area was already within firing range of weapons of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
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