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Damaged Russian airfield in Crimea spied by satellites (photos)

Satellite images have revealed the extent of damage at Russia’s Saki Air Base on Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which is currently occupied by Russian military forces.

The explosions at the air base come nearly six months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A series of explosions rocked the airfield on Tuesday (Aug. 9), which were captured on camera (opens in new tab) by vacationing beachgoers nearby. The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement shortly after the incident claiming the blasts were the result of an accidental detonation of aviation munitions, according to a report by CNN (opens in new tab)

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