MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The top official in the Russian-controlled city of Sevastopol in Crimea said on Monday that an anti-air defence system had been triggered nearby, after Russian media reported that explosions were heard in the city.
In a statement posted on Telegram, Sevastopol’s Russian-appointed governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said that an object had been shot down.
The Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, has been rocked by a series of explosions in the past two weeks. Moscow last week blamed a blast at a munitions depot in the north of the region on saboteurs.
Ukraine has hinted at involvement in the incidents but has not directly claimed responsibility.
Reporting by Reuters
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