British intelligence: patrols against UAV attacks appear on the Russian border with Estonia, there is staff shortage
Volunteer security patrols to protect the city against UAV attacks appeared in the Pskov region of the Russian Federation. With the help of the so-called volunteers, the aggressor will try to protect the Kresty air base from further attacks.
The use of civilians as patrols probably indicates a lack of trained personnel in Russia. This is reported by the UK military intelligence on X, formerly known as Twitter.
At the initiative of the Pskov governor, about 800 citizens revealed their desire to join the patrols. It is worth noting that such an initiative followed immediately after the attack on the airfield on August 29, during which IL-76 transport planes were damaged.
British intelligence noted that the attacks on the base were probably carried out from the territory of the Russian Federation due to the limited range of UAVs.
It is now known that the so-called patrol groups will consist of 50 people divided among several municipalities. The Russians are going to patrol border areas and critical infrastructure, airports and airbases in particular.
UK intelligence noted that it has proven difficult to destroy UAVs with small arms fire, so Russian forces will still need Air Defense systems with surveillance capabilities, as well as kinetic and electronic interceptors to destroy attacking drones.
On the night of August 30, explosions went off in several regions of the Russian Federation at once, including the Pskov, Bryansk, Kaluga, Orel, Ryazan, Tula and Moscow regions. Russians were furious at the Defense Ministry's claims about the "effective work" of Air Defense. Russians were particularly shocked by a "firework show" at a Pskov military airfield, which destroyed several airplanes at once.
On the night of September 1, Pskov complained about the attack of UAVs again. Residents reported the sounds of explosions and shooting. Russian propagandists said that an unknown object that was allegedly "flying from the Baltics" at an altitude of 1,000 meters at a speed of 120 km per hour was spotted in the sky shortly before that.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, a unique video of a special operation in the Russian Pskov, where 2 Il-76s were destroyed and 2 more other aircraft were hit, appeared online. The total amount of damage inflicted on the aggressor is valued at 200 million dollars.