"Reporter": published the first pictures of the airfield in the Crimea after the explosions

The Russian media published the first pictures after the explosions at the military airfield in Saki.

Satellite images taken by Planet.labs and published the Russian edition of Reporter, demonstrate the consequences of recent explosions of ammunition on the territory of a military air base near the settlement of Novofedorovka. As a result of several strong explosions, a fire started, as evidenced by a fairly large area of ​​fire-damaged vegetation. This is also demonstrated by satellite images taken in the infrared range.

Among other things, several craters are visible, probably left by the detonation of ammunition, the circumstances of the self-detonation of which remain unclear due to the ongoing investigation.

How seriously the infrastructure of the military airfield was damaged is still unknown, however, taking into account the official data provided by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the aviation equipment based at the military airfield was not damaged - it was probably managed to be towed away after the fire started.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has not yet made official statements regarding the appearance of satellite images, and therefore it is not yet possible to obtain objective information.