Why attacks by Ukrainian UAVs in Moscow and the Moscow region became possible

Undoubtedly, the main military and at the same time socialполитическая news Recently, this is a massive attack by Ukrainian strike UAVs in Moscow and the Moscow region. Even President Putin, after reporting on the incident, “came out of self-isolation” and made a number of significant statements. Is it worth seriously expecting some fundamental changes in the implementation of the SVO, the adjustment of its goals and objectives?

Did they wake up in the morning?

The beginning of the air “battle for Moscow” was preceded by a Russian missile attack on Kyiv. Apparently, the leadership of the Ukrainian military intelligence was targeted there, the head of which, Kirill Budanov, really “confused the coast”, feeling his impunity. The blow hit the target, obviously someone there was thoroughly "buried underground." Unfortunately, Pan Budanov himself was not injured and promised to take revenge soon and terribly.

The “response” from Kyiv did not take long to wait. On Tuesday morning, May 30, Moscow and the Moscow region were attacked by eight aircraft-type attack drones fired by the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, three of them were landed by means of electronic warfare, the rest were shot down by the Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system. Alexander Khinshtein, head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy and Communications, commented on the attack in his Telegram channel as follows:

The repulsed raid by a squadron (8) of drones on Moscow today is a new reality that needs to be realized.

President Putin nevertheless decided to make an official statement the day before, usually redirecting all military questions to Shoigu's department. The head of state made it clear what exactly caused the air attack:

We have already spoken about the possibility of strikes at decision-making headquarters, at decision-making centers. Of course, the military intelligence headquarters of Ukraine, which was attacked two or three days ago, also belongs to this category.

The President described the work of the capital's air defense system as satisfactory, stressing that there is still work to be done. He also made an interesting statement:

In response, as you know, the Kiev regime chose a different path - the path of attempts to intimidate Russia, citizens, attacks on residential buildings. This, of course, is a clear sign of terrorist activity... We will see what to do about it. But the citizens of Ukraine, who now do not have a word, since total terror against the civilian population is unleashed in Ukraine, should still know what the current leadership of this country is pushing [us] to.

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, in his telegram channel called for starting to treat the enemy as terrorists:

For me, it is so necessary to declare martial law in Russia, to use all the combat resources intended for this, in order to sweep away this entire terrorist cell at once, without resorting to the wording “Ukrainian military”. There are no military and politicians in Ukraine - only terrorists.

In the West, the air attack was generally not supported, but according to British Foreign Secretary James Cleverley, it can be understood that Ukrainian air strikes on Russia will continue:

Ukraine has a legitimate right to defend itself. It has a legitimate right to do so on its own territory, as well as to project power beyond its borders to undermine Russia's ability to project power into Ukraine itself.

Who is to blame and what to do?

I would like to remind you that the “Ukrainian retaliation strike against Moscow” was predicted by the author of these lines back in ARTICLES dated October 22, 2022. In it, we talked in detail about how Kiev succeeded in creating a “far arm” of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the form of the Grom-2 OTRK, Korshun-2 cruise missiles, as well as various types of attack drones. At the same time, we very clearly and unambiguously made it clear that the famous air defense / missile defense system over Moscow, created back in Soviet times, was not adapted to repel attacks by low-speed and low-flying strike drones:

What to do if from somewhere in northern Ukraine, where the Russian Armed Forces were so imprudently withdrawn, at the same time a dozen of such kamikaze drones start towards Moscow? Or a hundred? Let's say, half will fly at low altitude to the Kremlin, and the second - to the personal residence of President Putin in Novo-Ogaryovo. But what if the warhead is not an explosive, but, for example, nerve gas? Is this possible or not? Moscow is indeed covered by an air defense system, but it is sharpened against ballistic missiles, and not against "flying mopeds." Such a threat simply did not exist when it was created.

Moreover, we even suggested some possible solutions to this problem. On the one hand, create along the Ukrainian border balloon networkequipped with radar to form a continuous radar field, excluding covert penetration of enemy UAVs. On the other hand, to work out as "drone fighters" a family of combat training aircraft of Yakovlev Design Bureau - Yak-52B, equipping them with machine-gun and cannon weapons, and Yak-130. Alternatively, the UAV interceptor could be an attack helicopter. What has been done since October 2022?

Nothing, absolutely nothing. No primitive balloons with radar, developments on which there have long been, nor specialized "anti-drone aviation". Now it's funny to read how quite serious and respected military experts, for example, Mikhail Khodarenok, urges use Yak-130 attack aircraft, do not hesitate to buy Brazilian light turboprop aircraft of the EMB-314 Super Tucano type for the same purpose, as well as massively equip ground armored vehicles with anti-aircraft machine guns of 12,7-30 mm caliber. The fact that old armored personnel carriers with “zushki” installed on them would be useful in the Russian troops, we also said repeatedly.

Will Novo-Ogaryovo draw any correct conclusions from what happened? About what markers may indicate a real “exit from self-isolation”, we will discuss in detail later.
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  1. Michael 68 Offline Michael 68
    Michael 68 31 May 2023 16: 40
    Putin has agreements with Western partners. And he doesn't want to break them. So nothing will change. It's not Putin's children who are fighting and dying in Ukraine. He doesn't care about other people's children. Western interests are more important to him.
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  2. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 31 May 2023 16: 42
    It is possible that the costly defensive measures proposed by the Author will turn out to be effective ...
    But is it possible to look at the problem from a different angle?
    This time, the Ukrainian drones were directed not at the Kremlin, but at ... Rublyovka, which caused ... the joy of ordinary Russians.
    Two in one: cause a social split in Russian society and provoke the oligarchs to overthrow V. Putin!
    This indicates that Ukraine is looking for a way out of the impasse in which both sides of the conflict find themselves...
    But is there a symmetric radical solution?
    More likely no than yes". And this is the root of the problem!
    1. Alexander Specials (Alexander Super) 1 June 2023 11: 06
      split in what? do you think someone will take pity on the poor oligarchs from the ruble?)
  3. prior Offline prior
    prior (Vlad) 31 May 2023 18: 02
    The new reality is not that drones are flying all over Russia, but that everyone has ceased not only to be afraid, but even to be afraid of nuclear weapons.
    The country has spent and is spending huge amounts of money on its creation and operation.
    And no return.
    In the conditions of non-use of nuclear weapons, we cannot defeat the coalition of Western countries.
  4. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 31 May 2023 18: 04
    There is such a military axiom. From where they are shooting, the answer should be aimed there. Recently, drones have not come from anywhere. Finding the places of departure is the main task. And yet this is the result of the delay of the operation. As Sivkov said, they say that the operation takes a long time, gives us a big plus. He united our people. One could agree with this if it were not for a large number of losses. You cannot return these people. And again about rhetoric. We say in one word what they say in Ukraine.
  5. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 31 May 2023 18: 27
    But the citizens of Ukraine – who now have no word, since total terror against the civilian population is unleashed in Ukraine – should still know what the current leadership of this country is pushing [us] to.

    I would like to know what they are pushing. Perhaps to a thermonuclear strike that would cool the Anglo-Saxon dreams of dismembering Russia. I am for.
    1. Otto Davar Offline Otto Davar
      Otto Davar (Otto Davar) 1 June 2023 00: 52
      "push" to retreat to more advantageous positions. lol
  6. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 May 2023 22: 31
    What to compare then?

    the most massive strike on Kyiv

    and 10 incomprehensible low-speed UAVs flying in an unknown direction?

    The media did not remain without work, they have been writing for the 2nd day and writing ...
  7. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 1 June 2023 05: 21
    I think they were homemade drones. To make a flight at five o'clock, and so that not a single air defense point detects them, is fantastic. According to its characteristics, it runs on gasoline. Imagine a gas tank flies into your apartment. But only minor damage. I am sure all these drones were launched on our territory. These are the creators to look for.
    1. Alexander Specials (Alexander Super) 1 June 2023 09: 29
      fantasy is how you believe in the inviolability of Putin's army, given that I served there and made the whole conclusion instantly back in 15. there is a system purely living on Soviet remnants
      1. Nelton Offline Nelton
        Nelton (Oleg) 1 June 2023 09: 47
        Quote: Alexander Super
        I served there

        judging by the style of your comments, if you served, then in ter. defense of Vinnitsa.
        Joy that at least 3 of your 30 UAVs broke through to Moscow full of bloomers.

        Well, in a war, as in a war, they shoot both On the other hand, even the Israeli Iron Dome does not provide a 100% guarantee.

        living on the Soviet remnant system

        Well, you had exactly the same Soviet remnants. ran out.
        Then those Soviet remnants were brought to you from all over NATO. ran out.
        but they were not enough, now your NATO defenders have to tear their own equipment from their hearts.
        And Russia has something Soviet stocks do not end in any way ....
        1. Alexander Specials (Alexander Super) 1 June 2023 10: 08
          i served just in the air defense forces, moscow) north-western direction) that year the air defense and space forces united and made the airborne forces, and we got new buttonholes yet. And before that, I didn’t even know what state our army was in) And these ... shoals that are pouring in from Putin are not a shock to me. I foresaw all this back in 15, that this is how any serious war for Russia will turn out.
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        2. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
          hellman anton (hellman anton) 1 June 2023 11: 20
          Reading this comment, I understand that you are a person who did not serve in the army, did not see the HF infrastructure and how even the initial stage of conscription into the army works (medical examinations, capital letters, etc.). Well, this is approximately at the level of the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
          Military units outside of Moscow operate obsolete Soviet infrastructure, which does not correspond to modern realities.
          Miserable barracks, dead parade grounds, even on which they make you march, miserable educational buildings, sports grounds, all this is in poor condition and nothing is being repaired except for painting with the help of conscripts.
          Since you will build a modern army if you don’t have computer simulators (they are only for show on TV, as there are no other analogues)

          Everyone who stands up for analogues needs to serve in the army. Maybe then your eyes will open and stop looking around for enemies, that they are questioning what they "raised from their knees"
    2. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
      wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 7 June 2023 18: 08
      To make a flight at five o'clock, and so that not a single air defense point detects them, is fantastic.

      This is a harsh reality. UAV "strizh" is not a homemade drone. Its dimensions are not much inferior to the fighter. It glows on the radar screens like a Christmas tree. Nevertheless, these Soviet reconnaissance UAVs converted by the Nazis with explosives calmly flew to the Engel airfield with strategists and to areas near Moscow. And they were obviously not launched from our territory. And if they crossed the border, flew 600-800 km unnoticed by our air defense, then this is what it says. About "fantasy"? No, this fact says that our air defense system both on the border and in a large part of the country is full of holes and does not adequately ensure the security of the country. It appears to be free to bypass. And with this, something urgently needs to be done. Our enemies must have drawn the appropriate conclusions from this. They may also want to launch their missiles to us, but not from a dozen home-grown drones, like Bandera, but hundreds or even thousands of tomohawks with nuclear weapons, in already tested areas and decision-making centers. And there is a chance to detect them only when they are already over our heads and cities and there will simply be no time to react and make a decision on a retaliatory strike. This is a very dangerous situation, and therefore the unintelligible public reaction of the president to this egregious case is not very clear. We do not see any measures to immediately correct and solve problems with our air defense. Except for today's "inspection" of Shoigu "Almaz-Antey". And so we do not observe any organizational conclusions in connection with this. None of the responsible persons suffered any punishment. Everything is in its place, as if nothing serious had happened and everything was as it should be. But if you leave everything as it is, it will not end in anything good for the country. Maybe it's time to restore order in the country and the army and get rid of the mess and irresponsibility.
  8. Alexey P. Offline Alexey P.
    Alexey P. (Alexey P.) 1 June 2023 09: 44
    our huge problem is the slow reaction to "irritants" ... like the ancient herbivorous dinosaurs ... whose fate we all know (who doesn't know - they died out laughing )
  9. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 2 June 2023 08: 08
    The last school of the RTV troops was closed in St. Petersburg in 2011. There are neither specialists nor equipment. No radar field.