Russia lacks operating platforms for moving aircraft and ships — Information Resistance
Oleksandr Kovalenko, military and political observer of the Information Resistance group, notes that Russia will be stuck in a dead end due to the lack of sufficient airfields and ports that can receive military aircraft and ships
He shared the information on Espreso TV.
"Russia has a problem both in the flotilla and in aviation - today they do not have enough sites, that is, ports and airfields to accommodate enough of their ships and aircraft. Even at the airfield in Kursk, there is a reason why the planes were very closely packed together. Russia lacks operating airfields," noted the military and political observer of the Information Resistance group.
Oleksandr Kovalenko explained that there is an interesting trend: since 2014, the number of airports and airfields in Russia has been decreasing every year, and dozens of them have been closed. Accordingly, there were fewer sites that could receive aircraft. That is, some airfields were not maintained, runways were overgrown with grass, residential complexes or businesses were built on some, and land was sold.
"So, the Russians have a problem with sites where they can deploy military aircraft. Accordingly, they will be stuck in such a dead end. It is the same with the flotilla. They will now try to deploy their ships to ports in the southwestern part of the Russian water area, the same Novorossiysk, but this is also not a solution. After all, the Olenegorsky Gornyak was hit near Novorossiysk. Likewise, when the Ukrainian Armed Forces reach the Azov coast, this opens up the possibility of influencing not only this coast, but much further, using both surface drones and other means. Therefore, the only thing left for the Russians is to flee to the Caspian Sea, but not all ports there can accept such a large number of warships," Kovalenko summarized.
- On the night of September 13, a massive missile attack took place on a ship repair plant in Sevastopol. As a result, two ships were damaged. Russia accuses Ukraine of the attack. Ukrainian intelligence confirms that a large amphibious assault ship and a Russian submarine were hit.
- On September 14, the Ukrainian Defense Forces attacked two Project 22160 patrol ships of the Vasily Bykov type of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
- Also, an experimental SBU Sea Baby drone attacked the Russian Samum missile ship near Sevastopol Bay. It hit the rear right side of the Russian vessel, causing significant damage, and the ship lost its momentum.
- On September 22, powerful explosions occurred in the temporarily occupied Crimea. The Ukrainian Armed Forces confirmed that the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol had been hit.