As Russia’s control over the conflict in Ukraine continues to wane, it appears as though the smaller, sovereign nation is looking to turn the tide against the Kremlin…and to do so dramatically.
Ukraine has already been rather effective in repelling much of the Russian army, forcing the Putin regime to turn to brutal war crimes in an effort to break their victims’ morale. This has appeared to have the opposite effect instead, as Russian troops continue to drop their rifles and run from the front lines.
Now, in what could very well be a turning point in the war, the Ukrainian military has begun attacking Russian forces well beyond the front line, and it could cost the Kremlin a pretty penny when it’s all said and done.
Explosions have rocked two Russian airbases far from the frontlines as Kyiv appeared to launch a pre-emptive strike on bombers that the Kremlin has used to try to cripple the Ukrainian electrical grid.
The Russian defence ministry confirmed the attacks on Monday, claiming two of its warplanes had been damaged when it intercepted two Ukrainian drones. For Kyiv the strike represented an unprecedented operation deep inside Russia to disrupt the Kremlin strategy of provoking a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine on the verge of winter.
Russian media reports and video posted to social media indicated that an explosion occurred early on Monday morning at the Engels-2 airbase in Russia’s Saratov region, which hosts Tu-95 bombers that have taken part in cruise missile strikes against Ukraine.
Another explosion took place at the Dyagilevo military airbase near Ryazan, a city less than 150 miles from Moscow. Three people were killed and five wounded after a fuel truck exploded, Russian state media reported. That base also hosts Tu-95 long-range bombers.
And, what’s more, Russia attempted to launch an enormous missile attack against Ukraine just hours later, only to have 60+ or their 70 projectiles shot out of the sky.