Video Exhibits Main Explosion As Missile Strikes Southern Russian Port Metropolis

Footage circulating on Russian Telegram channels seems to indicate the second a missile struck a constructing in Russia’s southern port metropolis of Taganrog on Friday, inflicting a serious explosion.

The Russian Protection Ministry has stated its air defenses intercepted and downed a Ukrainian missile over the central sq. of the town of Taganrog in Russia’s Rostov area, near the border with Ukraine, with authorities calling the strike a terrorist assault. The ministry stated particles from the downed rocket broken a museum courtyard and a café within the metropolis middle.

However dash-cam footage first revealed by the Russian information Telegram channel Mash seems to indicate the rocket hanging a constructing within the metropolis, seemingly escaping air protection techniques and inflicting a serious explosion. In keeping with Mash, the video exhibits the top of a Ukrainian S-200 rocket.

Newsweek is unable to confirm the footage and has contacted the overseas ministries of Russia and Ukraine for remark by way of e mail.

A Belarusian volunteer soldier from the Kastus Kalinouski regiment, a regiment made up of Belarusian opposition volunteers fashioned to defend Ukraine close to Bakhmut within the Donetsk area, on April 9, 2023, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Footage circulating on Russian Telegram channels seems to indicate the second a missile struck a constructing in Russia’s southern port metropolis of Taganrog on Friday.
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Russia’s Protection Ministry stated the assault was carried out with a modified “Soviet-made S-200 missile” whereas Russia’s Investigative Committee stated the assault injured 13 civilians and broken a lot of homes and workplace buildings.

Different footage circulating on social media showed a constructing decreased to rubble, a crater on the bottom, and plumes of smoke rising into the air in downtown Taganrog. Town is positioned some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border with Russian-occupied areas of southern Ukraine.

Russian authorities additionally stated it downed a second missile over the Rostov area shortly afterward. Kyiv hasn’t claimed accountability for the assaults, according to its coverage of not commenting on assaults inside Russia.

Oleksiy Danilov, the top of Ukraine’s Nationwide Safety and Protection Council, said on Twitter late on Friday that “the occasions in Taganrog are nothing however completely ignorant actions of the operators of Russian air protection techniques.”

Russia’s Rostov area close to the Ukrainian border has been rocked by a lot of explosions all through the battle. The newest strike comes practically two months into Kyiv’s counteroffensive to reclaim the territories Russia seized all through the battle.

Andriy Yusov, a spokesperson for Ukraine’s navy intelligence, advised the Kyiv Put up this week that drone assaults inside Russia will proceed and improve in scale.

He made the remarks after non-residential buildings have been broken inside Russia’s capital, Moscow, on July 24. Russia accused Kyiv of making an attempt to hold out a terrorist act utilizing two drones, whereas Kyiv did not declare accountability for the assault.

Strikes on the important thing amenities of Russia’s safety sector in Moscow “testify to the truth that the Putin regime is unable to completely management the sky even for the safety of crucial amenities.”

“Clearly, this case will proceed and improve in scale,” Yusov stated.

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