British intelligence explains reason behind Russia's latest massive attacks
The intensity of Russian massive attacks demonstrates Russia’s response to the attacks launched by Ukrainian soldiers and saboteurs in Crimea and on the Russian territory
This was reported by the UK Ministry of Defense.
It noted that there have been reports of explosions at Russian logistics facilities, airbases and command posts in Crimea, Krasnodar Krai and near Moscow.
According to intelligence reports, Russia's Black Sea Fleet is likely to have come under another serious attack. However, the explosions at the Chkalovsky airbase near Moscow are likely to be of the greatest strategic concern to the Russian leadership. This is a sensitive location, as it houses special military aircraft and VIP transportation for Russian leaders.
Especially relevant is the information about the damage to the special COOT aircraft: the exact version remains unclear, but these valuable aircraft carry out missions that include the collection of electronic intelligence.
Instead, over the past week, Russia has repeatedly conducted long-range strikes on targets in Ukraine. According to intelligence, this "unusual intensity" is partly a reaction to the incidents in Russia and Crimea.
"With the ground battle relatively static, each side is seeking advantage by striking through their adversary’s strategic depth," the statement added.
- On September 20, Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate reported "sabotage by unknown persons" at the Chkalovsky military airfield in the Moscow region, where the 72nd airbase of the Russian Baltic Fleet (Su-30SM, Su-24M) is located and the 689th Guards Fighter Regiment, which uses Su-27P aircraft, is based.
- On Wednesday, September 20, the Main Intelligence Directorate confirmed a successful strike on the command post of the Russian Black Sea Fleet near the temporarily occupied Sevastopol.