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Ukraine's Defence Intelligence drones strike 4 Russian Su-30 jets and 1 amphibious aircraft in Yeysk, Russia

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 15:57
Ukraine's Defence Intelligence drones strike 4 Russian Su-30 jets and 1 amphibious aircraft in Yeysk, Russia
Map showing the Russian city of Yeysk in the bottom right corner. Screenshot: Google Maps

New information suggests that drones controlled by Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence damaged seven Russian aircraft at the Yeysk airfield, Russia, on 5 April.

Source: an anonymous Defence Intelligence official in a comment for Ukrainska Pravda

Details: The official told Ukrainska Pravda that more accurate information has become available concerning the Ukrainian defence intelligence drone strike on the Russian military airfield in Yeysk.

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The new data confirms that Ukrainian drones attacked the airfield on 5 April.

Seven Russian aircraft were damaged in the attack, including four Su-30SM multi-role fighter jets, two military transport aircraft, and a BE-200 amphibious aircraft.

The airfield’s diesel substation was also destroyed.

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Quote from the Defence Intelligence official: "Forces from the 726th Training Centre of the 51st Division of the Russian Air Defence Forces were in charge of the airfield’s security.

They deployed a Pantsir-S missile system and guns to repel the attack. However, five Ukrainian [drones] still managed to break through their defences and overcome their attempts to deploy electronic warfare systems to disable them."

Previously: Three air bases in Russia were damaged by drones on the morning of 5 April as a result of a joint operation by the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) and the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Reports at the time suggested that two Su-25 aircraft were destroyed and four Russian soldiers were killed in Yeysk.

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