08:49 GMT30 July 2021
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    Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has run a story about a World War II-era sea mine's spectacular detonation in Crimea, referring to the peninsula as part of Russia.

    "The dramatic incident took place in the port city of Sevastopol on the Crimean peninsula, in south-western Russia", the story reads.

     Daily Mail screenshot
    © Photo : Daily Mail screenshot
    Daily Mail screenshot

    The dangerous object was identified as the German LMB-type mine probably dropped on the Crimean port city of Sevastopol by the Luftwaffe during its early raids on the city in June 1941.

    The explosive device was located near Sevastopol and a gas pipeline along the seabed, and therefore had to be towed to the open sea before being detonated.

    The one-ton bomb was detonated on June 8 with the help of modern robotic vehicles.

    Crimea rejoined Russia after a 2014 referendum, when almost 97 percent of the region's population voted for reunification. Britain is yet to recognize Crimeans' will at the state level.

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