Sea mine explodes off Georgia’s Black Sea coast near Batumi
Eyewitnesses spotted the mine drifting in the sea, close to the shoreline on the city’s beach. After a while, it exploded, hitting the rocks.
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The press service of Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that all emergency services, including mine clearance specialists, are working at the scene. Criminal proceedings have been initiated.
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No casualties have been reported as a result. The country of origin for the mine has also not been identified.
Russia began launching drifting mines into the Black Sea at the beginning of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Since then, Romanian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Georgian, and Ukrainian military diving teams have repeatedly neutralized such mines in their waters.
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