ONE of Vladimir Putin’s warplanes dropped a bomb on a Russian city – creating a huge hole 65 ft high in the street.
Residents said they heard a whistle before an explosion struck next to a row of apartments in Belgorod, just 25 miles from the border with Ukraine.
Regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said: “An explosion has occurred. According to preliminary information, there are no victims.”
The force of the explosion was so great that a car was thrown onto the roof of a nearby grocery store.
The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed.
The explosion occurred less than a mile from the power plant, which some sources say may have been the intended target of the device.
However, there is speculation the explosion could have been a Russian bomb that fell on a target in nearby Kharkiv.
Neither the governor nor the mayor said what caused the explosion, but Gladkov said that the explosion created a large wave that broke windows in an apartment building, damaging many windows. car and downed power poles.
The photos show damage to nearby apartments and cars, with windows shattered by the blast.
Demidov said that residents of buildings damaged in the explosion could be moved to many hotels.
In January, Gladkov told Putin that 25 people had been killed and more than 90 injured in the area since the start of the attack.