Explosions heard in the occupied Crimea in the morning
A series of powerful explosions scared the residents of the temporarily occupied Crimea on the dark morning of October 18. It was loud in the vicinity of the Yevpatoria cape and near Sevastopol.
This was reported by the Crimean Wind Telegram channel, citing its subscribers from the peninsula. At the same time, supporters of the invaders complained about the UAV's flight.
"There was a loud explosion in Yevpatoria that woke up the townspeople," the first post read, indicating that Crimeans also heard loud sounds in the Saky district.
They later clarified that the explosion came from the village of Zaozerne, which is located about 10 kilometers from Yevpatoria on the northwestern shore of Kalamita Bay.
The media later finally identified the village of Romashkyne in the Saky district as the site of the explosion. Eyewitnesses also stated that it was the result of Russian air defense. They allegedly saw a trail of a missile in the sky.
"That's where the air defense complex is located... By the way, the S-400 air defense system was destroyed there in September. The Russians didn't even change the location of their air defense systems," the channel's authors pointed out.
At the same time, there was panic in the propaganda channels not just because of the explosion. Supporters of the occupiers claimed that they were being attacked by a UAV. At the same time, they did not rule out the possibility that the drone, which flew through Yevpatoria and past Zaozerne "eastward over the sea," could be "their own."
An hour later, there were reports that explosions were heard in the Bakhchysarai district. Eyewitnesses suggested that it could be the work of air defense.
"They are probably shooting down targets over the sea again. We heard loud sounds," the propagandists wrote.
At the same time, Ukrainian media outlet Krym.Realii confirmed loud explosions in the center of Sevastopol. According to them, the sounds resembled the launch of jet bombs.
"In recent days, the Russian 'authorities' have been claiming that the Black Sea Fleet was conducting exercises with the use of rocket launchers. However, the Russian-appointed 'authorities' of Sevastopol did not announce the exercises on Wednesday morning," the statement said.
As OBOZ.UA reported, on the morning of October 15, loud explosions were heard in Sevastopol (Crimea). A local source said that the Russian Black Sea Fleet was training with "rocket launchers".