Saturday, April 6, 2024

At least 6 RU Warplanes Destroyed as UKR Major Drone Strike on RU Airfields; Drones Damage 19 Aircraft, including 3 Tu-95MS Bombers; Mass Explosions Hit 3 RU Cities with Airfields: Morozovsk, Yeysk, and Engels; Dam Bursts at RU City of Orsk; UKR Repels 55 Attacks-6 Sectors; RU Loses: 860 Sold, 15 Tanks, 73 Arm-Veh, All 13 RU Drones Downed, LIVE UPDATES and LOTS MORE

'At least six Russian warplanes destroyed, eight damaged and 20 personnel wounded or killed' as Ukraine stages major drone strike on Putin's airfields:
Ukraine has destroyed at least six Russian warplanes, damaged eight more and wounded or killed 20 personnel in a major overnight drone attack on Vladimir Putin's airfields, Kyiv said on Friday.
Launching one of its largest overnight attacks in weeks, Ukraine fired more than 50 drones at Russian territory, according to Russia's defence ministry.
Among the targets was the Engels-2 base in in the southern Rostov region, home to Putin's prized Tu-95 and Tu-22 nuclear bombers.
More than 60 explosions were heard in the Rostov region as Russian air defences fended off an attack on Morozovsk military airfield, scene of the heaviest assault.
A video showed a woman's shock at the moment an electricity power station was hit.
There were more than ten explosions in Yeisk, Krasnodar region, reported local Telegram channels - also the location of a military airfield.
A security source in Kyiv told France's AFP news agency that an attack on the Morozovsk air base in Russia's southern Rostov region had destroyed at least six Russian planes and 'another eight were heavily damaged'.
'This is an important special operation that will significantly reduce the combat potential of the Russians,' the source said, adding that the attack was carried out by the SBU security service and the military.
Some 20 Russian personnel were killed or wounded, it was alleged.
Frontline bombers - Su-24, Su-24M, and Su-34 - are known to be routinely based at the airfield. They have been used to strike at Ukraine during the war.
As of April 4, some 26 Su-34 fighters and three Su-35 warplanes were stationed at the airbase, according to OSINT reports. --->READ MORE HERE
Ukraine's drones hit airfields in Russia, damaging 19 aircraft, including 3 Tu-95MS bombers:
On the night of April 4-5, Ukrainian drones attacked Russian military airfields in Yeysk, Kursk, Engels, and the Morozovsk air base in the Rostov region. The attack damaged a total of 19 aircraft, including 3 Tu-95MS strategic bombers
Sources in the special services told Ukrainian Babel media that the drone attack damaged at least 3 Tu-95MS bombers — these are the aircraft that launch Kh-101 and Kh-555 cruise missiles at Ukraine.
Suspilne, citing sources, reported that two Su-25s were damaged in Yeysk, and four Russian servicemen were killed.
Later, Schemes published satellite images taken at Russian airfields before the drone attack. In Engels, 3 Tu-160s, 5 Tu-95s, and one Tu-22 and one Il-76 each were spotted. In Yeysk, there were 10 L-39 training and combat aircraft, 5 An-26 transport aircraft, one An-74 and one An-12, 4 Su-27, 4 Su-25, one Su-30 and Ka-27 helicopters, one Mi-8 and 2 Tu-134UBL training aircraft. At the Morozovsk airbase, there were 29 fighter jets of various types, most of them Su-34.
Earlier on April 5, the governor of the Rostov region, Vasily Golubev, reported on the attack.
According to Golubev, Russian air defense allegedly repelled a massive UAV attack on the Morozovsky district. At least 40 drones were involved. As a result, a power substation was damaged and there are problems with electricity.
The first explosions could be heard around midnight. Residents report explosions, drones are allegedly attacking the Morozovsk airfield. According to open sources, Su-24, Su-24M, and Su-34 frontline bombers are based there.
According to the governor of the Saratov region, Roman Busargin, a UAV was allegedly eliminated in Engels in the morning. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties or damage to infrastructure as a result of the falling debris.
The Russian Defense Ministry reported that during the night and morning of April 5, their air defense system allegedly intercepted and destroyed 44 UAVs over the territories of Rostov - 1 UAV, Saratov - 1 UAV, Kursk - 1 UAV, and Belgorod - 1 UAV, as well as 6 UAVs over the territory of Krasnodar Krai. --->READ MORE HERE
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