Ukraine has not claimed official responsibility, but, on Twitter, minutes after the explosion, Presidential Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak quipped: “Ukrainian Armed Forces are continuing the demilitarization operation to rid completely our land from Russian invaders. Our soldiers are the best sponsors. in a good mood. Crimea is Ukraine.
Just last week, a massive cloud filled the sky after multiple explosions at a Russian air base. Russia claimed it was an accident, but satellite images of Saki air base before and after the attack show scorched earth and several destroyed fighter jets.
Crimea and its beaches have long been summer tourist destinations. Last week, bathers had to flee the explosions, and Ukrainians posted this parity video, telling tourists and Russian troops in Crimea that it would be a cruel summer, after all.
In 2014, Russia occupied and annexed Crimea after a mock referendum. Russia used it on the day of the invasion to seize a huge part of Ukrainian territory. But President Volodymyr Zelensky swears to take it back.