In the Saratov region, an unknown aircraft fell on the runway of the airfield on the morning of December 5. Baza reports .
According to the Telegram channel, two planes were damaged. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries.
According to sources of the Astra Telegram channel, the drone crashed at the Engels air base, two Tu-95 bombers were damaged. Two soldiers were wounded.
Residents of Engels and Saratov write on social networks that they heard a strong explosion around 6 a.m., Sirena notes .
Advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko published a video of the attack on the airfield in Engels.
On December 1, there were reports that Russia was preparing for a massive missile strike and the Engels-2 military airfield near Saratov was put on high alert. This was evidenced by satellite images from Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs, which show almost two dozen Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers. Also in the pictures one could see tankers, boxes of ammunition, vehicles. As military analysts Arda Mevlutoglu and Konrad Muzyka noted, ground personnel at the base are very active. In addition, many large military transport aircraft were placed on the runway. Also visible are trolleys for carrying X-55 or X-101 cruise missiles.