Ukraine strikes more decisively against targets deep in Russian territory. This is reported by The New York Times.
According to the publication, the Ukrainian strikes on airfields in the heart of Russia did not cause significant damage, but forced the Russian Federation to move aircraft further to the East, which potentially complicated the terrorist campaign to carry out air strikes missiles through the energy system of Ukraine.
Thus, Russia launches cruise missiles from bombers that take off from the affected airfields. Moreover, explosions at Russian airfields could potentially destroy missiles on the ground before they can be deployed.
Ukrainian defenders are targeting airfields, fuel and ammunition depots that are legitimate military targets. Attacks on targets in Crimea and cross-border artillery duels have also become commonplace.
Military expert Sergei Grabsky explains the lack of reaction from Russia by the fact that the terrorist country simply does not have the opportunity to respond. Moreover, Ukraine's long-range strikes coincided with Russia's reduction in stocks of cruise and tactical ballistic missiles.
- On the night of December 26, explosions thundered in the Saratov region of the Russian Federation on the territory of the Engels military airfield. The Russian Defense Ministry said that a Ukrainian drone was shot down over a military airfield, killing three people.
- On the morning of December 5, drones attacked the Dyagilevo airbase in the Ryazan region and the Engels airfield in the Saratov region. Long-range strategic aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces is based at the Engels airfield, which is involved in the shelling of Ukraine's critical infrastructure.