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Ukrainian intel says it blew up power substation in occupied Sevastopol, Russians claim “short circuit”

Overnight, Ukrainian intelligence operatives targeted a power substation in occupied Sevastopol, leading to a power outage, as per media sources. Occupation authorities claimed a short circuit.
Blackout in occupied Sevastopol overnight on 2 April 2024.. Screenshot: X/@volodarskijo
Ukrainian intel says it blew up power substation in occupied Sevastopol, Russians claim “short circuit”

Overnight on 2 April, Ukrainian intelligence operatives blew up a power substation in temporarily occupied Sevastopol in Crimea, a law enforcement source told Liga. Occupying authorities attributed the city’s power outage to an alleged short circuit.

Ukrainian forces regularly attack military targets in occupied Sevastopol, which is home base to Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, with pro-Ukrainian locals consistently providing intelligence.

The Liga source stated that the occupying authorities denying this are lying. According to Sevastopol’s head of occupation authorities, Governor Mikhail Razvozhayev, the power outage on several streets was due to a “technological disruption at the district substation,” meaning a short circuit.

Earlier today, Razvozhaev wrote that Ukrainian social media users were claiming success in blowing up a substation that left a few streets in Sevastopol without electricity, further claiming the following:

“It was a technological disruption at the district substation. To put it simply – a short circuit. “Sevastopolenergo” early in the morning gave the relevant information […]. At 6:42 the power was already restored everywhere. Everything is working in normal mode.”

RBC Ukraine reported earlier that witnesses reported hearing two explosions at 2:05 a.m. in Sevastopol, leading to a power outage in the area. Subsequent reports on social media groups indicated problems at the substation, with preliminary malfunctions noted.

A short clip shows dark Sevastopol last night:

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