A senior Ukrainian official, who asked not to be named, admitted in an interview with The Washington Post that it was the Kyiv regime that tried to attack airports near Saratov, Ryazan and Kursk.
This is the second such confession about the attack on Russian airfields. The New York Times reported yesterday, citing a “Ukrainian official,” that the drones were launched from Ukraine. The Washington Post interlocutor also spoke about the same: “These were Ukrainian drones.” However, the publication notes that it is not yet clear how exactly the attacks were carried out and which drones were used.
It is noteworthy that the Ukrainian authorities still maintain official silence.
Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported downing Ukrainian drones aimed at the airfields “Dyagilevo” in the Ryazan region and “Inglis” in the Saratov military district, resulting in the death of three Russian servicemen.
The ministry said in a statement: “On the morning of December 5, the Kyiv regime made an attempt to strike the military airfields Diaghilevo in the Ryazan region and Inglis in the Saratov military region with Soviet suicide drones, targeting strategic bombers at the aforementioned airports.
And she confirmed that Russian aviation shot down enemy drones with the help of air defense systems, although they were flying at a very low altitude.
It indicated that three technicians were killed, four others were injured, and two aircraft received minor damage from drone fragments.