Aerial images and photos of damaged Russian aircraft after explosions at two Russian military airfields on Monday, December 5, have been published online.
Telegram channels, in particular, published a photo of the damaged Tu-22M3 missile-carrying bomber, which was based at the Diaghilev Air Base on the outskirts of Ryazan.
A damaged fuel tank can be seen next to a strategic aviation aircraft of the Russian Air Force.
Another photo shows a suspended X-22 missile under the wing of a Tu-22M3, which never flew that morning to bomb Ukraine's critical infrastructure and kill Ukrainians.
The satellite image of the Diaghilev Air Base shows traces of burning around the Tu-22M3 aircraft.
These strategic missile-carrying bombers have been striking since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv and Mariupol, and are now carrying out energy terror, attacking Ukraine's critical infrastructure.
As you know, on the morning of December 5, explosions rang out not only at Diaghilev Air Base, but also at Engels Airfield in the Saratov region.
In Diaghilev, which is 500 km from the front line, in addition to strategic bombers, Il-76 refueling planes are also stationed.
The 43rd Center for Combat Application and Retraining of Pilots is located here.
The base in Engels (700 km from the front) hosts Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic bombers that attack Ukraine.
It will be recalled that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation confirmed that two planes were damaged as a result of explosions at two military airfields.
Several Russian soldiers were wounded, four of them fatally.