Explosions heard in Rostov and Kursk

On 3 January, residents and eyewitnesses reported the sounds of explosions in the Russian cities of Rostov-on-Don and Kursk.

Source: Radio Liberty Russia, videos from local Russian Telegram channels

Details: In particular, residents are publishing photos and videos showing explosions in Russian cities.

The published footage shows flashes in the sky and sounds of explosions.

Petro Andryushchenko, the adviser to the mayor of the temporarily occupied Mariupol, also shared a video of the explosions in Rostov. He also claimed that residents of Rostov began discussing the likely location of the air defence system on the Internet.

Radio Liberty claims that in Rostov, "anti-aircraft defence is most likely operating."

Later, Vasyl Golubev, the governor of the Rostov Oblast, reacted to the explosions and called on Russians not to panic: "The situation in the Rostov Oblast remains stable and under control. I ask all residents to remain calm and not to panic."

It should be noted that, after the beginning of explosions of Russian troops' warehouses and other military facilities on the territory of Russia, Russian authorities generally avoid commenting on the Russian army's failures and defer to the comments of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. As a result, information about explosions in Russia is distributed solely by eyewitnesses who send their videos to Telegram or local media.

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