Kyiv behind huge blast at Russian airbase in Crimea, Ukrainian official tells NYT

A senior Ukrainian military official tells The New York Times that Kyiv was behind the blasts at Russia’s Crimea airbase that caused huge explosions there earlier.

He does not say how Ukraine attacked the base.

So far one person is confirmed to have been killed and five wounded in the explosions.

“This was an air base from which planes regularly took off for attacks against our forces in the southern theater,” the official tells the Times.

He adds cryptically that “a device exclusively of Ukrainian manufacture was used.”

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