8 RUSSIAN WARPLANES DESTROYED IN CRIMEA EXPLOSIONS, SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
No fewer than eight Russian warplanes have been either damaged or destroyed from massive explosions that took place on Tuesday at Russia’s Saky airbase in Crimea.
This development was shown by a Satellite imagery from U.S.-based Planet Labs.
This has negated the earlier claim by the Kremlin that no plane was damaged in the blasts that it says killed one person, injured 14 more and damaged nearby houses.
According to Ukrainian air force, at least nine Russian planes were destroyed while on land.
The Ukrainian officials are yet to publicly take responsibility for what analysts say was likely an attack either directed by Kyiv or carried out by Ukrainian partisans.
Russia has downplayed the possibility of a targeted attack, although analysts say the satellite imagery suggests just that.
Moscow has said that “aviation munitions detonated” in a storage facility at the base.