Sevastopol governor: 2 drones downed near Belbek military airfield in Crimea

The Russian air-defence system in Crimea has intercepted 2 drones flying in proximity to the Belbek airfield area, Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev said.

“Air-defence systems shot down 2 drones over the sea near the Belbek area in the morning. All services operate as normal,” Razvozhayev wrote.

Belbek was built in 1938 as a military airfield, RBC notes. In the early 1990s, it was used for civil aviation for several years. It has been used by Russia’s aerospace forces since Crimea’s annexation in 2014.

Razvozhayev also confirmed that another drone was intercepted over the sea but did not specify where exactly.

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Earlier, the governor informed that 2 drones were downed over the sea late on 2 January.

“The air-defence system is working in Sevastopol. According to preliminary reports, a drone has been downed over the sea. All services operate as normal,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.

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