Ukrainian saboteurs coordinated by Kyiv’s military intelligence services attacked Moscow’s Chkalovsky military airfield.
Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR) confirmed on Wednesday that unknown saboteurs broke into a Chkalovsky airfield (31 km northeast of Moscow) and blew up two aircraft and one helicopter.
“Unknown persons set up explosives at the highly guarded airfield and blew up AN-148 and IL-20 aircraft (both belonging to the 354th Special Forces regiment), as well as a Mi-28N helicopter, which had previously been actively involved in shooting down attack drones over the Moscow region,” the Ukrainian military wrote in a Telegram post on Wednesday.
The GUR said in a post that the damage to the aircraft will not allow for their quick recovery. The helicopter’s tail section was damaged by the explosion. Another AN-148, parked next to the others, sustained minor damage.
In a message posted to Telegram, it also added images showing the location of the damaged aircraft and photos of the airfield.