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The Russian air base in Crimea explodes, 5 people are injured

The Russian air base in Crimea explodes, 5 people are injured

A Russian airbase near coastal resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula has been rocked by several explosions, injuring five people according to local authorities in what Moscow attributed to explosions in munitions stories.

Local witnesses told Reuters they heard at least 12 explosions at around 15:20 local time (1220 GMT) from the Saky air base near Novofedorivka on Crimea's west coast. They described the final explosion about 30 minutes later as stronger.

Crimea has so far been spared the intense shelling and artillery fighting that has taken place in other parts of eastern and southern Ukraine since February 24, when President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian armed forces into Ukraine, including some stationed in Peninsula.

The Russian defense ministry said the "bombing of several aviation ammunition stores" had caused an explosion, Russian news agencies reported, but that there were no injuries.

However, the head of Crimea's health department said five people were injured, including a child.

No comment had yet been made from Ukraine.

The Russian governor of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, posted a video on his Telegram channel from near the base.

"Ambulance teams are working at the scene ... it is too early to talk about casualties," he said. "Among the civilian population, no one has been admitted to hospital for medical treatment."

He said a five-kilometer exclusion zone had been set up around the area and that local authorities were monitoring the fires.

The Ministry of Defense said there had been no attack and that no aviation equipment had been damaged. Moscow said further measures are being taken to determine the cause.

The base is close to the coastal resorts of Novofedorivka and Saky, but Russian tourism association ATOS said they did not appear to have been affected by the blasts. However, locals reported congestion on roads leading away from the coast.

Multiple videos taken from the beaches were posted on social media, showing huge plumes of smoke rising into the sky in the distance. The videos could not be immediately verified.

Novofedorivka and Saky are about 50 km (30 miles) north of the port of Sevastopol, home of Russia's Black Sea fleet, which Moscow leased from Kiev for decades before seizing and annexing the entire peninsula from Ukraine to 2014, in a move not recognized by most other countries.