Air defense worked in the sky over Yevpatoriya

This was told by the adviser to the head of the Crimea Oleg Kryuchkov. Yesterday he said that the air defense systems worked in Kerch. Since August 16, a state of emergency has been introduced in the north of the peninsula


An air defense system was supposedly worked over Yevpatoria, Oleg Kryuchkov, an adviser to the head of Crimea on information policy, reported on Telegram. He gave no other details.

The resort town is located on the western coast of the peninsula.

Local residents also told RBC about the sounds of an explosion and a “loud bang”; in the sky. “At about 20:15 I saw a trace, as if from air defense, there was an explosion in the direction of the village of Uyutnoye. Then at about 20:25 the same thing happened again. Now in the city everything is calm like a deba,— told RBC a resident of Evpatoria. “There was a noise in the sky, then a loud bang, and there was a white trail in the sky. Apparently, this happened outside the city, but it was visible from anywhere in Yevpatoriya, — Alena Vashichkina, a local resident, told RBC. “I am resting in Evpatoria. At about 20:20 we were leaving the Furshet store, we heard a bang, loud enough, it was impossible not to notice, then we saw a trail in the sky. The fright was, but not strong. More anxiety. There were no thoughts of hiding, as it happened in the distance. Everything is calm in the city, there is no panic. We are not planning to leave here, — A tourist told RBC.

The day before, Kryuchkov said that an air defense system had worked in Kerch, in the east of Crimea. Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration (MAC) of the Zaporozhye region, specified that a Ukrainian drone was shot down there.

On the same day, the governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, also announced the defeat of the drone by air defense systems. “Recently, in the area of ​​Belbek airport, according to preliminary data, an unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by means of air defense,” — he wrote in Telegram. According to him, there were no casualties or damage.

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On August 16, a local state of emergency was introduced in the north of Crimea after explosions at a temporary ammunition depot in a military unit in the Dzhankoy district. As a result, two people were injured. The Ministry of Defense called it a diversion.

Before that, due to explosions of ammunition, a municipal emergency regime was declared in the resort village of Novofedorovka. The Ministry of Defense reported that several aviation munitions detonated on the territory of the Saki airfield. According to Interfax sources, and RIA Novosti, as the main version, a violation of safety rules is considered.

After that, the Crimean Railway (KZD) changed the routes of trains departing from Simferopol, Sevastopol and Evpatoria— they began to depart from the Vladislavovka station.

From August 11, in the Crimea, in the territory of the urban districts of Armyansk, Dzhankoy, Kerch, Krasnoperekopsk, Dzhankoysky, Krasnoperekopsky and Leninsky districts, a yellow level of terrorist danger has been operating.

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