Russia blames sabotage for explosions, ‘state of emergency’ in Crimea: Live Ukraine updates

Massive explosions and fires ripped through Crimea on Tuesday, forcing evacuation of 3,000 residents as the Ukraine war appears to be spreading to the peninsula occupied by Russia since 2014. The Russian Defense Ministry blamed “sabotage” for explosions at a military warehouse near Dzhankoya. Power lines, a power plant, a railway track and a number of residential buildings … Read more

Ukraine: Explosions at air base in Crimea destroyed 9 Russian warplanes

Ukraine said on Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed Tuesday in explosions at the Saki air base in Crimea. Russia has denied that an attack took place at the base, saying no planes have been damaged and claiming the explosions may have been caused by a smoker who accidentally caused ammunition to catch fire. … Read more

UPDATE 1-Several explosions in Kyiv’s central district – mayor

(Adds more information) June 26 (Reuters) – Several explosions took place early on Sunday in the Shevchenkivskiy district of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app. There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or casualties. “Ambulance crews and rescuers dispatched to the scene. … Read more

Several explosions in Kyiv’s central district – mayor

(Reuters) – Several explosions took place early on Sunday in the Shevchenkivskiy district of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, the city’s mayor Vitali Klitschko said on the Telegram messaging app. There was no immediate information on the cause of the explosions or casualties. “Ambulance crews and rescuers dispatched to the scene. More detailed information – later,” … Read more