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Ukrainian general names responsible for sabotage at Russia's critical facilities

23 August, 2023 Wednesday
13:15

Agents who are Russian citizens and blend in without arousing suspicion, along with Ukrainian intelligence representatives, are engaged in operations within Russian territory

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Mykola Malomuzh, former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine and General of the Army of Ukraine, shared the information on Espreso TV.

"There are people in Russia who were fundamentally against the war from the very beginning, and there are those who had a change of mind a little later. And they were ready to fight the Putin regime, but did not know how. We established contacts with these people. Accordingly, those who had some kind of military training or were ready to carry out operational actions, i.e. sabotage operations, were trained and sent to Russia. For example, representatives of such units as the Patriots of Russia and the Fronts of Russia lived in specific Russian regions, came to Ukraine, and now can perform special tasks on their territory in Russia. They know the terrain, the situation, military bases, regimes, and weaknesses there very well. Obviously, they are provided with special training and equipment, such as drones, tactical missiles, various explosive devices, etc.", explained the general.

Mykola Malomuzh noted that agents from among Russian citizens, who do not cause suspicion and are deeply involved with a particular object, are primarily engaged. And then they carry out operations with the support of Ukraine’s special services.

"There are many joint formats of operations. Without support, it is very difficult for such people, for example, to strike at airfields with a special importance stamp or with several defense systems. That is why our special services provide appropriate weapons, work out a system of bypassing security, and so on. And the second subject is sending our saboteurs, intelligence representatives. Some units are engaged in sabotage operations, in addition to agent activities and technical intelligence. We have already worked out a system of different types of sabotage and learned how to strike at particularly important targets. Today, Russia’s main strategic facilities are under threat, and the Russian military leadership already knows that there will be consequences to their actions," Malomuzh summarized.

 

UAV attack on Russia’s Soltsy and Shaikovka airfields

On August 19, an unidentified drone allegedly hit the Soltsy military airfield in Russia’s Novgorod region. The Russian Defense Ministry accused Ukraine of the attack.

As a result of the terrorist attack, a fire reportedly broke out at the airfield parking lot, which was promptly extinguished by firefighters. One aircraft was damaged. No one was injured in the attack.

Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsapliyenko noted that following the attack on the airbase, Russian forces started to redeploy several Tu-22m3s to the Olenya airbase.

Russian Telegram channels published photos of the alleged consequences of the drone attack on the Russian military airfield in Soltsy, Novgorod region, a base point for Tu-22M3s.

Ukrainian intelligence claims that at least one aircraft was damaged in a drone attack at the Russian airfield of Shaikovka, but the Russian authorities are withholding the information.

  • Russia suffers major loss as key Tu-22M3 long-range bomber is successfully targeted in a drone strike
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