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Russian Defense Ministry on what happened at the Dyagilevo and Engels airbases

Monday, 5 December 2022, 18:04
Russian Defense Ministry on what happened at the Dyagilevo and Engels airbases

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that on Monday, 5 December, the airbases of Dyagilevo in Ryazan Oblast and Engels in Saratov Oblast, where strategic bombers are located, were attacked.

Source: message of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on Telegram

Details: The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that on the morning of 5 December, Ukraine "attempted to carry out strikes with Soviet-made jet unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on the military airbases of Dyagilevo in Ryazan Oblast and Engels in Saratov Oblast".

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The Ministry said that the Russian air defence system allegedly intercepted Ukrainian UAVs flying at a low altitude.

At the same time, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that "as a result of the fall and explosion of the fragments of jet drones on Russian airfields, the body covering of two aircraft was slightly damaged", and "three Russian servicemen of the technical staff, who were at the airfield, were fatally wounded".

Four more Russian servicemen were injured.

Background:

  • On the morning of 5 December, Russian media reported that a fuel tanker exploded at an airfield near the Russian city of Ryazan, as a result of which at least three people died, and a drone crashed into bombers at an airfield in Saratov Oblast.

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