Russia accuses Ukraine of drone attack on two military airfields far from the border
The night of this Monday the alarms went off in Moscow. Airfields in Engels, in the Saratov region and Ryazan saw explosions destroying military vehicles and infrastructure, in addition to leaving a record of three dead and six injured in the second location. The regions where these explosions occurred are hundreds of kilometers from the Ukrainian border and Ryazan is only 185 kilometers away. ;moscow meters , the Russian capital. Local media pointed out that it could be a drone attack, and hours later the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the attack. that drones landed on Russian territory. In a statement, the same Russian authorities pointed out that “the kyiv regime attacked the Dyagylevo airfield in the Ryazan region and the Engels airfield in the Saratov region, with Soviet-made drones.” ;tica”.
The governor of the Saratov region, Román Busarguín, wrote on his Telegram channel: ““I want to assure you that there has been no emergency in residential areas of the city. There are no reasons for concern. No civilian infrastructureit turned out damaged. Law enforcement agencies verify the information about incidents at military installations.” Civilians from the region explained on social networks that in Engels they felt “a loud noise and a flash.” According to the Ministry The Russian Defense Ministry did not directly hit the drones as they were shot down, but the debris fell and hit the military installations.
In Moscow, the press asked Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov about this incident.” I don't have that information. I have only seen the news, I have no specific information,” he assured the journalists present at the press conference. The most important damage is the two strategic aircraft TU-95, which may even carry nuclear weapons and are playing a prominent role in the Russian offensive on Ukraine to bomb kyiv positions.
From Ukraine, the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Mikhailo Podolyak, pointed to the drones. indirectly on Twitter that these explosions could be part of a Ukrainian responseto Russian bombing. Recently the Ukrainian military conglomerate Ukroboronprom announced its He said that its kamikaze drones were in their final testing phase, have a range of up to 750 kilometers and can carry up to 75 kilograms of explosives. kyiv has not yet confirmed being behind these unmanned drone attacks on air bases.
The Earth is round – discovery made by Galileo. Astronomy was not studied in Kremlin, giving preference to court astrologers. If it was, they would know: if something is launched into other countries’ airspace, sooner or later unknown flying objects will return to departure point
— Михайло Подоляк (@Podolyak_M) December 5, 2022
Explosions have already been seen in Russia before at other air bases, especially in border regions such as Belgorod, the Russian region – from the part recognized by the international community- The hardest hit or the disputed parts with Ukraine, such as the Crimean peninsula, Donetsk Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporiya. One of the most notorious targets was the famous Crimean bridge, which connects the region with Russia and was built on the same day. as one of the prides of Putinist Russia.
Precisely, Russian President Vladimir Putin was in this region this Monday, where the official press recorded a video of him. as he drove a Mercedes across the bridge, which has recently been reopened. to civil traffic. Last Friday the same Russian leader defined the Russian attacks as “inevitable” in response to Ukrainian coups on Russian infrastructure. Since he started the russian offensive on ukraine most of the battles have been fought outside russian territory, although there have been occasional exceptions in different parts of european russia.