Finnish press: Russia hid its bombers on the Kola Peninsula

Russia has moved its bomber fleet to the Olenya base on the Kola Peninsula to keep them safe from Ukrainian drones. This is reported by the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat. As the publication clarifies, the planes are now making long bombing flights from the borders of Finland to Ukraine.

The publication notes that Olenya, which is located only 150 kilometers from Finland, has become one of the main bases of Russia. Satellite images show a large number of Tu-95 and Tu-160, which are considered the backbone of the Russian strategic forces.

Since Russian tactical fighters cannot operate over Ukraine due to air defenses, strategic long-range bombers are the only effective way for Russia to launch continuous missile strikes deep into Ukraine

Justin Bronk, a researcher at the Royal United Services Institute of Great Britain, explained in a commentary for Ilta-Sanomat.

The expert notes that these aircraft are of the same importance as Iskander-M ballistic missiles, MiG-31K aircraft launching Kinzhal aeroballistic missiles, and Navy ships firing Caliber missiles.

Let us add that recently the Ukrainian army has made several attempts to attack Russian airfields where strategic aircraft were based.
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  1. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 31 August 2023 12: 54
    If they were "hidden" 150 km from the border with a NATO country, then the military definitely has data that the drones flew to Pskov not from the Baltic states, but from Ukraine.
    1. Radikles Offline Radikles
      Radikles (radik) 31 August 2023 17: 09
      Who hid? The same carelessness as in the Pskov airfield. According to the maps of the Internet, the planes are lined up in the open air. And it's near the border and the sea. Who will answer if something happens? Yes, and the point of this responsibility, if we lose planes
      1. DO Offline DO
        DO (Dmitriy) 31 August 2023 19: 43
        Radik, which Internet card do you mean? Link please?
      2. k7k8 Offline k7k8
        k7k8 (vic) 31 August 2023 21: 15
        Quote: Radikles
        planes lined up in the open air

        Have you seen shelters for airplanes of THIS size somewhere!? Nu-nu! Oh, our home-grown Xperds. It would be better to do something useful, and not pretend to be great strategists.
  2. TsarBomba Offline TsarBomba
    TsarBomba (Tsar bomb) 31 August 2023 14: 30
    Une action ennemie contre des infrastructures critiques (militaires ou civiles) de nature à remettre en question la capacité de seconde frappe russe (article 19c)
    Une aggression conduite contre la Russie avec des armes conventionnelles de nature à remettre en question l'existence même de l'État (article 19d)
    Ces deux aspect réalisés à l'encontre de la Russie sont dépassés, tel des lignes rouges, régulièrement. Il faudrait dire à l'adversaire "proxy" qu'est l'ukraine: vos actions rentrent dans notre doctrine d'utilisation de l'arme nucléaire ou d'autres gadgets à très haut potentiel destructeur et que vous connaissez obligatoirement. vos actions destructices auront une reponse destructrice. En conséquence, votre ville de kiev doit être évacuée rapidement de sa population car son infrastructure batiments va servir d'exemple. La conversion de kiev en patinoire est inéductable, si vous réitérez des actions d'agressions conforme à une réponse nucléaire. L'ukraine n'est qu'un proxy, souvenez vous en quand la reponse massive et non conventionelle aura eu lieue.
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 31 August 2023 18: 32
    Strategic aviation should be located far from the borders in a safe place. Only the fifth column could give instructions to place strategic aviation in dangerous proximity, 150 km.
    1. DO Offline DO
      DO (Dmitriy) 31 August 2023 19: 41
      vlad127490, most likely the infa of this article is a fake, or long outdated information.
      1. Rust1981 Offline Rust1981
        Rust1981 (R) 2 September 2023 13: 43
        Quote: DO
        vlad127490, most likely the infa of this article is a fake, or long outdated information.

        50/50, either fake or not. Considering how many stupid things have already been done, it may not be fake
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 31 August 2023 20: 58
      So far, dangerous proximity is Ukraine, and the Kola Peninsula is far away for UAVs, therefore everything is correct. Of course, until the time when they reach them, the Anglo-Saxons will find a way to crap, for example, from the ships of the Norwegian Sea.
      1. In passing Offline In passing
        In passing (Galina Rožkova) 31 August 2023 23: 43
        From NATO territory? What are you! Casus belli! Here they all dodge, so that it is only the Ukrainians and their army who fought, and on their part - no, no. They only supply weapons "to protect Ukraine." The safest direction. It is not for strategists to fly from the East Siberian Highlands.
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 September 2023 10: 26
          Is it really not clear that the strike will be made from neutral waters or similar territories. That's why the Anglo-Saxons masters rake in the heat with the wrong hands, they created the "White Helmets" in Syria, or similar white ribbons (with a Polish accent) from the "White Legion", these are what they will act ..
  4. bossy dude Offline bossy dude
    bossy dude (Thinking out loud) 1 September 2023 03: 22
    they just hid it wonderfully! Not only is it close to the border, but the Finnish press immediately leaked all the information.
  5. Pavel Vladimirovich (Pavel Vladimirovich) 1 September 2023 04: 53
    weapons should not be hidden, but used for their intended purpose. Why has Kyiv not been destroyed yet? Even in the Great Patriotic War, Soviet planes attacked Berlin.
    Why is it now impossible to bomb Kyiv?
    1. prior Offline prior
      prior (Vlad) 1 September 2023 08: 13
      Yes, because there was NO order to fight and win.
      There was an order to conduct an NWO, the ultimate goals of which NOBODY knows.
      CBO is being carried out?! So everything is according to plan.
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  7. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 1 September 2023 10: 03
    We can agree, only partly. In the military, this is called dispersal. In Our vast expanses there are many airfields where strategists can be located. And the Kola Peninsula is not the only place where strategists are based. Authors, amateurs. Strategists, even do not need to fly up to the borders of the "territory of Ukraine." Yes, Su 34, they bomb without crossing the border.
  8. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 1 September 2023 13: 14
    In the press and in the comments they write words far, close to the borders of Ukraine. From my point of view, it is safe only in Siberia. Ukraine can load air, surface and underwater drones onto a civilian vessel, and launch drones to Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Severomorsk, Kamchatka, Sakhalin, Vladivostok, etc. The vessel launches drones from neutral waters, then can go into the territorial waters or economic zone of NATO countries or their satellites. In the Baltic there is NATO everywhere. In the North is Norway. In the East are the USA, Japan and Korea. Everyone knows about the Black Sea. It is impossible to prove the launch, as well as to punish the ship from which the drones were launched. Nothing good for the Russian Federation.
    1. Caruso Offline Caruso
      Caruso 1 September 2023 14: 04
      Nowhere is safe now. With a huge number of traitors in Russia, any drunkard, homeless person, teenager recruited through social services can make a terrorist attack. networks and a host of other sympathizers. A brief instruction from crests on how to use a copter and go ahead, and minus a couple of bombers. Especially with Russian carelessness and mess. For 2 years, they did not even bother to pull the nets over the caponiers. But with the ideological crests on their territory, we somehow do not succeed.
    2. vik669 Offline vik669
      vik669 (vik669) 6 September 2023 22: 59
      Ukraine can upload air, surface and underwater drones to - Sea-sea, bottomless world, Foamy rustle of coastal waves...
  9. Rust1981 Offline Rust1981
    Rust1981 (R) 2 September 2023 13: 38
    "Hide" 150 km from the border of a potential enemy ???))) A base about which they know 100%? This is not to hide, it is to push back so that they do not get it from the territory of Ukraine. Yes, and next to the NATO country to place such equipment !!!??? I have no words.
  10. vik669 Offline vik669
    vik669 (vik669) 6 September 2023 22: 52
    But where should the Finns hide... km from the border of a potential enemy???