12 powerful explosions rock occupied Mariupol shortly after midnight, Ukrainian official says


A series of at least 12 powerful explosions was heard in all districts of the Russian-occupied city of Mariupol and its coast at 1:20 a.m. EET, the Mayor's advisor Petro Andriushchenko reported on Telegram on April 24.

Although a missile threat was announced in the south, no air raid warnings were sounded.

According to Andriushchenko, there were no recorded hits in the city, but there is a possibility that there were hits in the Mariupol district. Missile launches from Russian ships in the Sea of Azov are also considered a possibility.

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Russian monitoring Telegram channels later reported an alleged rocket firing from Tornado-S multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) with a range of up to 300 km towards the town of Kurakhove in the Ukrainian-controlled part of Donetsk Oblast.

Earlier, on April 19, Andriushchenko reported three explosions which targeted a Russian command post at the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works in Mariupol.

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