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Ukraine’s drone strike destroys 6 aircraft, damages 8 at Russia’s Morozovsk airbase – media

MT Anderson, an OSINT analyst, estimates that the Morozovsk airbase might have had up to 30 Russian aircraft on-site at the moment of the drone assault.
Ukraine's drone strike destroys 6 aircraft, damages 8 at Russia's Morozovsk airbase - media
Satellite imagery from 4 April, examined by the OSINT analyst MT Anderson. Photo: MT Anderson
Ukraine’s drone strike destroys 6 aircraft, damages 8 at Russia’s Morozovsk airbase – media

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), working in tandem with the Ukrainian Defense Forces, orchestrated a drone attack on the Morozovsk airbase, located in Russia’s Rostov Oblast, according to SBU sources cited by Ukrainska Pravda.

“The attack destroyed at least 6 Russian military aircraft and inflicted substantial damage on another 8. Moreover, approximately 20 Russian military personnel were either killed or wounded in the incident,” the source stated.

The source also mentioned that the Morozovsk airbase served as a crucial hub for Russian air operations, housing Su-24, Su-24M, and Su-34 bombers. These aircraft have been actively used by Russia to target Ukrainian military positions and frontline cities, causing extensive damage and casualties.

According to OSINT analyst MT Anderson, who examined satellite imagery from 4 April, up to 30 aircraft, including 26 Su-34 fighter-bombers and 3 Su-30/35 multirole fighters, were present at the Morozovsk airbase during the recent drone attack.

At night on 5 April, drones attacked several Russian military airfields at once – in Morozovsk, Yeisk, and Engels. Local residents reported dozens of explosions on social media.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that air defense shot down over 50 drones.

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