Attack on air base: Ukraine destroys Putin’s “greyhound”

Ukraine has launched a successful attack against a Russian air base. This is reported by Jason Jay Smart, correspondent of the Kyiv Post, via the network X, formerly known as Twitter.

On the short message service Smart writes: “Successful Ukrainian attack on Russian air base. Counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine attacked Kursk airfield with drones.” Smart goes into more detail about the attack, “According to the publication’s sources, 16 Ukrainian kamikaze drones targeted four Russian Su-30s and one MiG-29. The targets hit also include Russian S-300 radars and two Panzirs.”

The Panzir is a Russian short-range air defense system known by its NATO code name as the SA-22 Greyhound.

This information comes from a party to the conflict and has not yet been independently verified / confirmed. For this reason, the report must be evaluated with reservations. In war, it can be advantageous for parties to make false statements about the course of the conflict in order to strengthen their own position or weaken the position of the opponent.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (2022-12-16), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size modified)

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