Copyright © 2024

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Russia’s air defense proves ineffective against Ukrainian drone attacks – UK Intel

British Intel
The daily update of British Intel on the Russo-Ukrainian war. Credit: UK Ministry of Defence/Twitter
Russia’s air defense proves ineffective against Ukrainian drone attacks – UK Intel

Russian leadership will be concerned that Russia’s air defenses continue to be compromised, holding at risk critical strategic assets, the UK Intelligence reported in its daily update on the Russo-Ukrainian war.

On 3 May 2023, several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) struck Russia’s Seshcha Airbase, 150 kilometers north of the Ukrainian border, according to UK Intelligence. One An-124 heavy transport aircraft of Russia’s military transport aviation was likely damaged.

Seshcha is a hub for military transport aviation in western Russia. According to UK Intelligence, it has played a significant role in enabling Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russia also uses the site to launch Iranian-made kamikaze drones toward the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

Military transport aviation is a well-resourced element of the Russian Air Force, essential for transport across the vast country, according to UK Intelligence. The vulnerability of such key strategic assets of the Russian Armed Forces to drone attacks impairs Russia’s war effort in Ukraine.


You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here

    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts