Moscow:The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for the last 165 days. Meanwhile, a picture has come from the Crimea occupied by Russia, which is becoming increasingly viral across social media. A big explosion can be seen in this picture. On Tuesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said the explosion occurred at the Russian Navy’s Saki Air Base near the village of Novofedorivka. The incident took place at 3:20 pm local time. He further added that no one was injured due to the blast.
Did Ukrainian soldiers attack
According to reports, the officer, while discussing sensitive military matters, claimed, ‘It was an airport. They were regularly flying from here to attack our forces in the southern theatre. It is not known what kind of weapon was used in this attack. However, the official only stated that the weapon used was made in Ukraine. A senior Russian military official confirmed that the explosions took place in Novofedorivka.
Ukraine rockets out of reach
Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, along with it captured the Saki airbase. The 43rd Independent Naval Assault Aviation Regiment of the Russian Navy is stationed here. The base consists of 12 Sukhoi-30MS, six SU-24Ms and six Su-24MRs. This regiment has conducted several encounters with NATO military forces in the Black Sea in 2021. This base is currently 200 km away from the battle site. That is, Saki Air Base is away from Ukraine’s Long Range Fire Missile. The missiles and rockets that Ukraine has can go only up to 70 km.