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Ukraine Claims Responsibility for Blast Destroying Nine Russian Warplanes

HeadlineAug 11, 2022

Ukraine’s military says its special forces were behind a blast at a Russian air base in Crimea on Tuesday that destroyed nine Russian warplanes. If confirmed, it would be Ukraine’s most successful attack on Russian air power since the start of the war in February. Elsewhere, Ukraine’s military says at least 13 people were killed and 10 others wounded after Russian forces fired rockets from the site of a captured nuclear power plant. Ukraine says Russia is using the threat of a nuclear catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant as a deterrent to prevent counterattacks by Ukrainian forces. With six reactors, Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear plant in Europe.

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