What happened? It’s not clear.
Of course there are conflicting reports
Ukrainian social media was abuzz with speculation that the Ukrainian military had struck the base, but Ukrainian officials did not confirm any attack.
If the explosions were indeed the result of a Ukrainian strike, it would mark the first major strike against Russian forces in Crimea — which has served as a base for the Russian Black Sea fleet even before the 2014 annexation — and a significant escalation in the fighting.
There is at least one reported death and somewhere around 5 injuries.
Russia Tuesday attributed loud blasts at a key military airbase on the Moscow-annexed Crimean peninsula to exploding ammunitions, downplaying the possibility that the site was hit by Ukrainian fire.
The blasts rocked the Saki airfield on the 167th day of Moscow’s invasion.
The Russian defence ministry said “several aviation munitions detonated” at the base in an incident the head of the region said had left one person dead.
Local health officials earlier said five people, including one child, had been injured.
The defence ministry said it was looking to establish the reason for the explosions but indicated the airfield was not targeted in an attack.
There was no immediate reaction from Kyiv.
I’m thinking it was just one explosion, but, can’t be sure.