Sevastopol anti-air systems triggered, object shot down - local Russian governor

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