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Preparing for a strike? The occupiers have assembled a third of combat-ready bombers at the Olenya base. Photo

Maryna PohorilkoNews
Tu-160 at the Olenya airfield (archive photo). Source: RosZmі

Russian terrorists have assembled at the Olenya airfield in the Murmansk region of the Russian Federation actually a third of their total number of combat-ready bombers. These areTu-95MS, Tu-22M3, Tu-160 and two An-12 military transport aircraft. A total of 28 units.

They were captured by satellite images from May 15, published on social network X (exTwitter) by OSINT analyst MT Anderson. According to his estimates, there are: 12 Tu-95, 13 Tu-22, 2 An-12 and one Tu-160.

Preparing for a strike? The occupiers have assembled a third of combat-ready bombers at the Olenya base. Photo
Preparing for a strike? The occupiers have assembled a third of combat-ready bombers at the Olenya base. Photo

The expert noted that he had not seen such a "beautiful view" since last year and asked a rhetorical question whether there would be an attempt to attack with long-range drones.

The Olenya airbase is often one of the main starting points for the Russian Aerospace Forces when launching massive missile strikes against Ukraine.

Preparing for a strike? The occupiers have assembled a third of combat-ready bombers at the Olenya base. Photo

At different times, the UK Ministry of Defense and the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine reported that the Russian Federation had approximately 40 Tu-95MS and Tu-22M3 bombers left. That is, in fact, a third of them are at Oleniy.

According to Defence Express experts, the deployment of such a number of aircraft may indicate both Russia's preparations for new strikes on Ukraine's critical infrastructure and the occupiers' desire to withdraw their most valuable aircraft from the potential attack of long-range kamikaze drones of the Ukrainian Defense Forces.

As reported by OBOZ.UA:

- Zelensky said that Ukraine currently has only 25% of the air defense assets needed to defend itself against Russian strikes. Also, according to the head of state, the Ukrainian Air Force needs 120 to 130 modern aircraft.

- On May 8, the aggressor country Russia launched a massive combined attack on Ukraine, launching cruise and ballistic missiles and kamikaze attack drones. Energy infrastructure facilities and civilian buildings in seven regions of Ukraine came under attack.

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