Drone attack damages at least one warplane at Russia’s Shaikovka airfield – intelligence
Ukrainian intelligence says that at least one aircraft was damaged by a drone attack at the Russian Shaikovka airfield, but the Russian authorities are hiding it
Representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate Andriy Yusov said this in a comment to LIGA.net.
"At least one aircraft was damaged. As in most cases, the Russian regime is trying to conceal the true extent of losses and damage," he said.
Yusov said that the drone attack was carried out by people from central Russia in coordination with Ukraine’s Main Intelligence Directorate.
"There are people who, in coordination with the Main Intelligence Directorate, have fulfilled their tasks. They came from central Russia, worked and successfully returned home. As in many other cases, the intelligence continues to perform tasks, including on the territory of the aggressor state," Yusov said.
Earlier, the Russian Baza Telegram channel reported that an unknown drone flew into the territory of a military unit in the Kaluga region and exploded over the runway.
The Mash Telegram channel stated that it was a Ukrainian civilian drone equipped with a reinforced battery. The message claims that the drone was shot down, and a crater formed at the site of the drone's crash and a fire broke out, which was extinguished without the involvement of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.
LIGA.net emphasizes that the Shaikovka airfield is used to base Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft used in the war, and that it was from there that the occupying Russian forces fired four Kh-22 cruise missiles at Ukraine on August 15.
On the night of August 17-18, explosions occurred in Moscow: the authorities reported that debris fell in the area of the Expocenter.