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Ukrainian drones destroy 7 Russian warplanes in Yeysk airfield attack – media

This April 5 attack was part of a broader Ukrainian drone assault that day, which also targeted Russian airbases in Morozovsk and Engels.
Drone attacks hit Russian air bases in Morozovsk, Yeisk, and Engels
Drone attack in Rostov Oblast, Russia. Photo: screenshot
Ukrainian drones destroy 7 Russian warplanes in Yeysk airfield attack – media

According to Ukrainian Pravda, citing its sources, Ukrainian drones damaged 7 Russian aircraft during an 5 April attack on an airbase in Yeysk, Krasnodar Krai. The operation was planned by Ukrainian intelligence.

“Of these [damaged aircraft], four were multirole Su-30SM fighters, two were military transport planes, and one was a Be-200 amphibious aircraft,” the source said. A diesel substation at the airport was also destroyed.

Despite Russian air defenses, including Pantsir-S systems and small arms, 5 Ukrainian drones breached the dense defenses and overcame electronic warfare attempts.

This 5 April attack was part of a broader Ukrainian drone assault that day, also targeting airbases in Morozovsk and Engels. Ukrainian media reported two Su-25s were destroyed in Yeysk, killing 4 Russian troops. In Engels three Tu-95MS bombers were significantly damaged, with 7 personnel killed.

The Security Service of Ukraine and Defense Forces also destroyed at least 6 Russian planes at the Morozovsk airfield earlier that day. 

Moscow only acknowledged over 50 drones attacking Russian territory, without confirming losses.

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