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Ukraine's success in Engels airfield drone attack evident in absence of satellite images — Defense Express

21 March, 2024 Thursday
19:20

Defence Express military expert Ivan Kyrychevskyi noted that Russia has to actively hide its aircraft

He said this on Espreso TV.

"Regarding today's attack on Kyiv, there is a point that needs to be noted. Most of the Russian bombers took off from the Olenya airfield located in the Murmansk region. That is, the Russians had to hide their aircraft. As for the Engels airfield, there were reports that the Russians took off 1 or 2 bombers from there, despite the fact that there were 10 aircraft there," Kyrychevskyi explained.

According to the military expert, the absence of satellite images of the Engels airfield for March 20, 2024, would indicate the successful operation of Ukraine’s 'kamikaze' Lutyi drone, as officially acknowledged.

"And then, in a few months, the Russian Investigative Committee will complain that they damaged several bombers before the Kyiv strike. Let me remind you that in December 2023, there were good strikes on the Russian airfields Engels and Shaykovka. According to our official data, 2 Russian bombers were damaged, and the Russians recorded 8 destroyed bombers and several cruise missiles," Kyrychevskyi added.

  • On March 17, the Russian Defense Ministry reported drone attacks on the Belgorod and Bryansk regions.
  • On the same day, Russia accused Ukraine of attacking 8 regions of the Russian Federation with drones. In particular, Ukrainian drones attacked an oil refinery in Sloviansk-on-Kuban. Explosions were heard near the Domodedovo airport in the Moscow region.
  • On the night of March 20, drones attacked the Russian city of Engels, where a military airfield is located. Ukrainian intelligence was involved in this special operation.
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