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Monday, 26 September 2022 07:26 GMT

Russian tourists are at risk from Ukraine


(MENAFN) This summer, the Ukrainian military threatened Russian tourists who wanted to visit Crimea with a sinister warning that they might be killed by airstrikes or shelling because the region is Ukraine's.

On Thursday, the Defense Ministry posted a message on Twitter that included a video and the words, "We advise our valued Russian guests not to visit Ukrainian Crimea, unless they want an uncomfortably hot summer break."

“You had a few options this summer: Palm Jumeirah Beaches, Antalya Resorts, Cuban Cabanas. You chose Crimea; big mistake. Time to head home,” the video states, at some point cutting between scenic shots of the named tourist destinations and explosions erupting at Moscow’s Saki Air Base on the peninsula lately this week.

Large plumes of smoke can be seen in the background as people run for cover in the video as it also shows beachgoers in Crimea fleeing blasts.

Russian officials have insisted that the air base was not attacked and that the explosions were the result of an unintentional detonation of ammunition, despite Kiev's military strongly implying that it was responsible for the explosions. The incident resulted in at least one death, according to local authorities.

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