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Loud explosions heard in occupied Luhansk, Berdiansk, Mariupol

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 16, 2023 11:49 AM 1 min read
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Explosions were reported in the occupied cities of Luhansk, Berdiansk, and Mariupol on social media on the morning of July 16.    

The reports about Berdiansk and Luhansk, including a video of an explosion in Luhansk, were posted by local residents and pro-Russian propaganda channels.    

Soon after, exiled Mariupol's mayoral adviser, Petro Andriushchenko, posted that loud explosions were heard in Mariupol's seaside district.  

He said that Russian air defenses are extremely active in that area, remarking that "something very pleasant is happening."

Locals near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant brace for potential disaster: ‘It would be the end of us’
Editor’s note: For this story, the Kyiv Independent talked to residents who live in Russian-occupied settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. For their safety, we have changed their names. From the rooftop of his home, Anton can easily see the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear plant…
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