Explosions erupted at a Russian airfield tonight after a suspected Ukrainian drone attack on Vladimir Putin’s fleet.
After the airstrike, fire and thick clouds of smoke rose from Pskov airfield in eastern Russia.
Local media reported that four fighter jets were damaged in the attack, which took place more than 400 miles from Ukraine.
Pskov Region Governor Mikhail Vedernikov confirmed the attack but added that it was repelled by Russia.
It is Kiev’s second daring night attack deep behind enemy lines in recent days.
Last Friday, Ukraine launched a spectacular nighttime missile attack in Russia on a military airfield home to Putin’s Tu-22M3 supersonic strategic bombers.
Moscow’s air defenses have been forced to work overtime as missiles and kamikaze drones flew at key locations in the capital.
Kiev is said to have fired a fearsome modified S-200 missile to attack Putin’s popular bombers stationed at Shaykovka Air Base.
Two of Moscow’s major international airports – Vnukovo and Domodedovo – were closed, causing significant disruption to arriving and departing planes.
Since the destruction of two drones over the Kremlin in early May, drone airstrikes have increased deep inside Russia, often targeting the capital.
Earlier in August, two drone strikes hit government buildings in the heart of Moscow – a devastating blow to Putin.
A week later, chaos reigned in the capital as renewed Ukrainian airstrikes wreaked havoc over Moscow.
Two weeks ago, another massive explosion lit up the capital’s skies after a drone flew through a building just five kilometers from the Kremlin.
The attack came shortly after a Ukrainian Navy kamikaze drone attack on Putin’s beloved £3 billion bridge, which connects annexed Crimea to Russia.
On August 20, deep in Russia, a drone strike destroyed one of Putin’s prized Tu-22 supersonic bombers at Soltsy airbase.
Though Russian sources claimed it was only “damaged,” footage later showed the long-range nuclear missile carrier was engulfed in a devastating inferno.
Ukraine does not usually comment on who is behind the attacks on Russian territory, but officials often publicly express their satisfaction.
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