The storm: incredible moment in which a tornado crosses the Crimea while dazzling lightning strikes the ground around it
- Andrei Sheliakin was traveling through the Crimea when extreme weather conditions devastated Feodosia
- The height and power of the thunderstorms were highlighted by the photographs and the footage of the scene
- There were power cuts in the area and it was reported that the trees were pulled from their roots when the tornado hit
Charlie Bayliss for Mailonline
These impressive images captured the moment when a huge tornado swept Crimea, causing devastation and power outages in the local area.
Andrei Sheliakin was traveling around the peninsula when the storm hit Feodosia.
The photographs show the height and width of the tornado, as it moved dangerously close to the cities and towns of the nearby area.
The devastating tornado struck Crimea on September 6, and thunder and lightning also hit the area.
The powerful tornado brought heavy rain and strong winds to Feodosia, located in Crimea
Mr. Sheliakin said: "I have seen tornadoes in my life, but not so close, I think I was shooting from a distance of 800 meters or even less.
"It was quite scary and unusual: it was absolutely quiet and all you could hear was the sound of the rain.
"Then the tornado came to the great pier and I heard the sound of cracking trees, although there were no trees, only boats.
"My wife was staying close to me and begged me to stop shooting, run and hide in the basement.
"My hands were shaking, but I was firing until the end of the tornado.
"All citizens who saw the tornado or saw any of the shots were amazed and shocked, some can not believe that happened in a quiet city."
There were power outages in the Feodosia area due to extreme weather conditions. The locals were surprised by the weather conditions that affected the area
The powerful tornado brought heavy rain and strong winds, as well as causing power cuts and trees torn from their roots during the extreme weather conditions of September 6.
According to the Crimean Hydrometeorological Center, the formation of a tornado occurs more frequently on the coast and is associated with the contact of cold and hot air masses.