Photos of Russian Tu-22M3 after a drone strike on the Soltsy airbase have surfaced
Photos of a Russian Tu-22M3 bomber-rocket carrier after a "bavovna" at the Soltsy airbase in Russia's Novgorod Region, which took place on August 19, have appeared online. The published footage shows that the aircraft was completely engulfed in flames.
The photos were published by Russian media. The day before, the defense ministry of the aggressor country admitted "damage to one aircraft", complaining of a "terrorist attack" (photos posted at the bottom of the news).
At the same time, Sergei Shoigu's ministry kept silent about the fact that Tu-22M3 bombers, which take off from the Soltsy airfield, launch cruise missiles at Ukraine.
But there boasted that allegedly "the fire at the aircraft parking lot was promptly extinguished."
"One airplane was damaged, there were no casualties as a result of the terrorist act," Shoigu said.
As OBOZREVATEL reported:
- On the afternoon of August 19, the Russian Defense Ministry said about a drone attack on a military airfield in the Novgorod region, where strategic bombers Tu-22M3, carriers of X-22 missiles, are based.
- ISW noted that at least one of the Tu-22M3s was damaged at Soltsy. There is also evidence of damage to two bombers. According to the source, the surviving aircraft were transferred to the Olenya airbase in the Murmansk region of the Russian Federation. As you know, from the borders of Ukraine to Soltsy - at least 675 kilometers.