The Ministry of Defense acknowledged the fact of the incident with Ukrainian drones at the Engels airbase

On the morning of December 5, information about an attack by unknown drones on the Diaghilevo and Engels airfields began to spread in the Russian segment of the Internet. The second, by the way, is the location of the strategic aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. In the evening, the Ministry of Defense commented on these events.

According to the official statement of the Russian military department, the Armed Forces of Ukraine are behind the attempt to strike at military airfields. During the attack, Soviet-made jet unmanned aerial vehicles were used (apparently, we are talking about the Tu-141). They were destroyed by means of air defense of air bases.

As a result of the fall of the UAV fragments and their subsequent detonation, the skins of the hulls of two aircraft were slightly damaged. At the same time, three Russian servicemen of the technical staff, who at that moment were on the airfield, died. Another four soldiers were injured, they are receiving all the necessary assistance.

Despite Kyiv's attempts to disrupt the combat work of the Russian aviation by a terrorist act, at about 15.00 a massive strike was carried out on objects in Ukraine, the goal of the Russian strike on Ukraine was achieved, all 17 designated objects were hit

- According to the Defense Ministry.

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  1. Pavel volkov Offline Pavel volkov
    Pavel volkov (Pavel Volkov) 5 December 2022 20: 07
    And where are our Tu-141 UAVs?
    I didn't even know they existed, but they look good. Yes, and the declared performance characteristics are not bad, it could have made a good noise on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 5 December 2022 23: 54
      Actually, the Tu-141 is a reconnaissance aircraft.
  2. Constantine N Offline Constantine N
    Constantine N (Constantin N) 5 December 2022 20: 35
    And where did he fly from and how did he overcome air defense.
    1. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
      Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 5 December 2022 22: 04
  3. Vlad Burchilo Offline Vlad Burchilo
    Vlad Burchilo (Vlad) 5 December 2022 20: 48
    Probably, the "good uncles" planted these devices on them.
    Or with the help of "uncles" they managed to shaman.
    If they had these devices before, what prevented them from attacking earlier?
    It is not regrettable, but the truth: "the generals are preparing for the last war" is being justified this time.
    All current generals studied when UAVs were just starting. The generals had no idea how to deal with them. Suravikin, in Syria, learned a little about their capabilities. And 2/3 of the officers in Engels were sure that they were in the deep rear and could not be reached.
    It's time to understand that the real thing is coming, and in war all means are good
  4. Demonlivi Offline Demonlivi
    Demonlivi (Dima) 5 December 2022 21: 05
    Quietly believe, such a strong explosion!
  5. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 5 December 2022 21: 12
    if such old, large and noticeable UAVs as the -141 flew to Saratov and Ryazan without any problems, then this is a huge failure of our so-called layered air defense. A drone flew to the middle Volga region and no one noticed it and did not shoot it down. And from Ryazan to Moscow is within easy reach. And what will happen if the United States starts supplying the Nazis with their modern drones and long-range cruise and ballistic missiles. Yes, and NATO will be tempted to start a war with us with such holes in our air defense. This case is more disgraceful than a rustic plane on Red Square. Then even Gorbachev dismissed the commander of aviation and the Defense Ministry. But now there doesn't seem to be any reaction. Again they will wipe themselves off and pretend that nothing special has happened. This is what is annoying and infuriating.
    1. Otto Davar Offline Otto Davar
      Otto Davar (Otto Davar) 6 December 2022 00: 53
      The term "layered air defense" applies only to Moscow.
    2. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
      Sergey3939 (Sergei) 6 December 2022 06: 26
      verbiage! Who does not understand military affairs!
    3. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 6 December 2022 15: 17
      With Rust, if it’s a shame, it’s a shame of the betrayal of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and its GS Gorbachev, who, the rotten KGB, staged a provocation jointly with the CIA in order to crack down on the military who did not go to the betrayal of the ideas of socialism. This fact has long been known to society, it is a shame not to know, and even meaner to keep silent about it. Now the incident with Rust is subjected to such vivisection that everything is known to the molecule. And how he was led over the territory of the USSR (he got lost) and how they refueled (there was not enough fuel due to blubbering.
    4. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 6 December 2022 22: 09
      Then even Gorbachev dismissed the commander of aviation and the Defense Ministry.

      "Gorby" together with Thatcher organized this provocation. And it was directed against Sokolov, the then Minister of Defense. He was dismissed by the Commander-in-Chief of Air Defense, Air Marshal, twice Hero of the Soviet Union (during the Second World War - a combat fighter pilot) Alexander Ivanovich Koldunov, rest in peace to him ... I knew him personally - at the training ground in Sary-Shagan ("Soyuz-79" ) I, a conscript sergeant, a class 1 ACS operator, shook my hand, thanking me for my service.
      What did we do there for six months in the steppe? Yes, they were looking for a "cure" for such arrivals. And found.
      And the fact that they ruined the entire air defense system (and not only air defense) - you need to ask the current "optimizers-reformers". As the saying goes, the fish rots from the head...
  6. calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich (Dmitriy) 5 December 2022 21: 13
    It seems that a new navigation stuffing was pushed into these antiquities.
    The goal is atypical for this conflict, so they missed it on the distant approaches.
    And for object air defense, it turned out to be too large.
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 6 December 2022 00: 06
      Quote: calligrapher Lev_Nikolaevich
      It seems that a new navigation stuffing was pushed into these antiquities.

      It is quite possible, since the Tu-141 is a reconnaissance UAV by birth. The Jews could also pdshamanit him, they are masters of Soviet technology to finalize.
  7. kalita Offline kalita
    kalita (Alexander) 5 December 2022 21: 28
    And how could they fly by so unnoticed.?
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    2. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 5 December 2022 22: 35
      And how did Rust fly to Red Square at one time? Irresistible Russian air defense exists only in our advertising brochures, but as for business - the curvature of the earth's surface interferes, the target is atypical - too large or too small, the insidious enemy once again used exactly the method of attack (yes, how dare he!), To which we were not ready.
      1. bda lng Offline bda lng
        bda lng (Dmitry B.) 6 December 2022 07: 07
        Rust was "led" by our air defense during the approach to Moscow. This was told to us by an air defense officer in the 90s. And the fact that they didn’t shoot down, there were such times.
        1. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
          UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 8 December 2022 19: 45
          So maybe the Ukrainian drone was led? And they didn’t shoot down - because it’s impossible without permission, and no one dared to wake up the high authorities at such an early hour? What are our times in the yard now?
    3. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
      Sergey3939 (Sergei) 6 December 2022 06: 27
      With the help of a constellation of satellites and hanging razvetdrones! (((
      1. Dingo Offline Dingo
        Dingo (Victor) 6 December 2022 22: 17
        Sir, is this sarcasm? Not knowing how the Soviet air defense system works (or rather, worked A), it looks at least stupid.
  8. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 5 December 2022 21: 42
    The helplessness of the Russian armed forces.
    It's a shame.
    Soon we need to expect an attack on Moscow.
    1. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 6 December 2022 22: 36
      wait for an attack on Moscow.

      ... or right along Rublyovka ...
  9. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 6 December 2022 00: 09
    something would have fallen on the bald head of the strategist as soon as possible, maybe then he would have begun to think with his brains
    1. Otto Davar Offline Otto Davar
      Otto Davar (Otto Davar) 6 December 2022 00: 44
      How is it then?
  10. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 6 December 2022 06: 17
    Here is the "nuclear shield" for you. Okay, Ukraine - there was one missile and it missed, apparently.
    And if there was a massive blow from the United States? Purely hypothetical?
    It turns out an unsightly picture that a serious part of the "nuclear shield" can be covered with the first blow, from the fact that a part will take off, they will shoot down air defense, and in the end it turns out that nuclear weapons are not as scary as they are painted.

    And now this is no longer sanctions and mobilization. This is a serious call that you should think about moving ...
  11. Muscool Offline Muscool
    Muscool (Glory) 6 December 2022 07: 55
    Again this bespectacled clown is lying. Destroyed says, then stupid people, why did you destroy them, if all the same airports and people suffered? Maybe he had to be shot down at the border in an open field? Yes, it's kind of stupid...
  12. Alexey P. Offline Alexey P.
    Alexey P. (Alexey P.) 6 December 2022 08: 23
    "the air defenses of air bases were detected and shot down" hundreds of kilometers from the border with Ukraine ... somehow this does not reassure ...
  13. bsk_una Offline bsk_una
    bsk_una (Nick) 6 December 2022 09: 51
    500 km flew and nowhere did they bother to turn off the path. Weird. The president does not have enough hands to remove idiots from their posts. Impunity always breeds theft, irresponsibility, betrayal. During the presidency, no one has become deprived of his position, and so he drags these birds from one branch to another. Not a single one was asked in all severity for the implementation (non-compliance) of decrees, there is not a single report on the work of both the government, ministers, the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff for failures, etc. Someone can explain such lack of will. After all, each employee should have a comfortable chair with a headrest and a chair with a slap, and subsequently a catapult with a landing in other unknown places. It is bad when peace and grace reign in power.
    1. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 6 December 2022 15: 25
      The president does not have enough hands to remove idiots from their posts.

      Well, of course, there won’t be enough hands for everyone, he’s not Shiva. But one could calmly. Or is it still not?
    2. Dingo Offline Dingo
      Dingo (Victor) 6 December 2022 22: 30
      and a catapult landing in other unknown places.

      Let me clarify. These unknown places are called "places not so remote"... For example, Kolyma... or "sunny" Magadan...
    3. Sergey Obukhov Offline Sergey Obukhov
      Sergey Obukhov (Sergey Obukhoa) 7 December 2022 00: 27
      There is no spirit of Stalin on him. He speaks beautifully and harshly, but the enemies sleep softly and sweetly. In their comfortable chairs with heating and ventilation.
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 6 December 2022 11: 47
    Surprising staging of aircraft at the base. Served urgent in the late 80s of the last century. All planes were in caponiers (some were with concrete slabs). And now how?
    1. sap Offline sap
      sap (Alex) 6 December 2022 15: 26
      And now the authorities have built garages from these slabs.
  15. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 7 December 2022 12: 29
    Obviously something needs to be done with the RF Ministry of Defense. If it misses strikes on the strategic aviation base, which is one of the components of the nuclear triad, then there is nowhere to go. This is much worse than Matthias Rust on Red Square.
    It is clear that during the war, resignations in the power bloc are an image blow. But if on the other side of the scales there is a military defeat, then it is necessary not only to retire or transfer to another job. The people responsible for undermining the country's defense capability must answer according to the law.
    But this is not all, but only the beginning. In response to an attempt to attack the nuclear deterrence forces, a furious blow should be dealt to objects on the territory of Ukraine. Exceeding at times about everything that was before in the aggregate. Because it is not the red line that has been crossed, but about everything that is possible.