Ukraine war: Crimea Rocked by “Explosions” After Reported ATACMS Strike

Source: Newsweek

“Several explosions were heard in eastern Crimea overnight, according to local reports, as Russia says it shot down several Western-provided long-range Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missiles. Local Telegram channels reported a string of explosions in the eastern Crimean city of Kerch between Wednesday and Thursday. Russian independent media outlet Astra reported that ‘around 20 explosions’ were audible in the city, citing local residents. … Kerch sits on the very east of the Russian-annexed Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow has controlled for a decade but Kyiv has vowed to reclaim. Ukraine frequently targets sites in Crimea, and has previously zeroed in on the Kerch Strait Bridge linking the peninsula to mainland Russia.” (05/30/24)