Explosions reported in Mariupol, Ukrainian official says

Explosion in Ukraine

Three explosions have been reported in Mariupol, a southern Ukrainian city occupied by Russia, a Ukrainian official said Saturday.


One of the explosions was caused by Russian air defense systems in Nikolske, a settlement just northwest of the city, Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the city’s Ukrainian mayor, wrote on Telegram.

Explosions in Ukraine
Rescuers work at the site of a clinic heavily destroyed by a Russian missile strike in Dnipro, Ukraine, on May 26. Mykola Synelnykov/Reuters

Smoke can also be seen rising from the side of a railway station in the area, according to Andriushchenko.

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Pro-Russian officials have in recent days accused Ukraine of striking Mariupol, a city it once fiercely defended. Andriushchenko has commented on the blasts online, but the Ukrainian military has not officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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