The 900 kilogram German mine dating from World War II, which was discovered in the Ukrainian port of Sevastopol last week, only a few hundred metres from an oil storage tank, was successfully detonated today.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, the special operation began in 5.00 a.m. today. The mine was towed out to sea and detonated at 12.25.  Specialists “drove away” fish and dolphins from the hitting area. Earlier it was planned to evacuate all the people living within a 1.6-km radius, but the evacuation was not carried out.

World War II shells and mines are frequently discovered in Ukraine, a major theatre of war between the Germans and Russians in World War II.