NewsSmoke plumes over occupied Crimea. A tactical camouflage or start of a new conflict?

Smoke plumes over occupied Crimea. A tactical camouflage or start of a new conflict?

Alarm in Sevastopol. Traffic on the Crimean Bridge has been suspended.
Alarm in Sevastopol. Traffic on the Crimean Bridge has been suspended.
Images source: © Telegram, satelita.mapa.info.pl
7:43 AM EST, January 5, 2024

On Friday morning, an air raid alarm was sounded in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Russians immediately paused traffic on the Crimean Bridge.

Plumes of smoke were spotted over the Gulf of Shoals and around Sevastopol. The head of the occupation city authorities, Michael Razvozhayev, confirmed that this resulted from military actions that "employ tactical means of camouflage".

Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsapliyenko posted an online video showcasing the Russians' responses to the sirens.

Russian authorities also signaled an alleged attack on the Belgorod region. "According to Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov, ten airborne targets were intercepted, resulting in two injuries," reported Belsat in the X news service.

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