In the morning of October 16, there were reports that Russian air defense systems were repelling a massive attack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Belgorod airport. According to preliminary data, 10 targets were shot down and 2 arrivals at the object were recorded.
The governor of the region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, informed about two victims as a result of the shelling of the territory of the region. After that, footage of explosions at the airport, taken by eyewitnesses, appeared on the Web.
According to Yevgeny Poddubny, a military reporter for the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company in Ukraine, the Ukrainian military used American anti-radar missiles AGM-88 HARM, which are equipped with aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, against Russian targets in the Belgorod region.
Apparently, the purpose of the strike is to briefly weaken the ability of our forces to intercept missiles of the Kyiv regime and cover infrastructure and military facilities.
- Poddubny wrote in his Telegram channel.
There is no doubt that the next barbaric action of Kyiv will not go unnoticed by Moscow. However, an air alert has already been declared throughout Ukraine.
In my opinion, in order to get rid of the threat, it is necessary to localize the cause, namely, to destroy enemy aircraft. Even if they take off from Polish airfields. He provided the airfield, which means that he is a party to the conflict. Still, it is what it is
- Andrey Rudenko, a military reporter for the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company, said on his Telegram channel.