A large explosion was reported to have taken place during the morning of December 5, 2022, at Engels-2, an air base used by Russia for deploying strategic bombers to perform cruise missile attacks on Ukraine. Around the same time, an explosion happened at Dyagilevo, another strategic bomber base in Ryazan region.
Ciężarówka z paliwem eksplodowała na lotnisku w pobliżu Riazania -Rosja, zabijając trzy osoby
Do eksplozji doszło na lotnisku Dyagilewo – według służb ratowniczych zapaliła się tam cysterna z paliwem. W wyniku zdarzenia zginęły trzy osoby, a sześć zostało rannych. pic.twitter.com/XCtJvmbUAY
— Agata Witt (@Iseegawa) December 5, 2022
Reports published to Russian social media channels claim the explosion at Engels was a drone attack and at least two aircraft were damaged.
Telegram channel “Mobilizatsiya. Volgogradskaya Oblast,” which reports local news, posted a short video which appears to have been filmed by a CCTV camera. A large explosion can be seen in the footage.
Another Russian Telegram channel, Baza, which regularly posts insider information about the country’s government and military, reported that a flying object – presumably a drone – crashed into the base’s runway, damaging two aircraft and injuring two people.
Local news outlet Saratov24 reported that residents of the nearby towns Engels and Saratov heard a loud explosion coming from the direction of the airbase. Several videos of the explosion have been posted on social media, Saratov24 claims.
Two TU-95 planes supposedly damaged after a reported drone attack on an air base in Russian Engels, Saratov region.
Engels airbase is one of the take-off sites for Russian planes that launch rockets on Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/ArQ9rZVRmw
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) December 5, 2022
The second explosion reported at Dyagilevo was caused by a fuel truck, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. Another news agency, RIA Novosti, said two people died and six were injured in the explosion.
The reports do not indicate what caused the fuel truck to explode. However, several Russian military Telegram channels claim both attacks were synchronized acts of sabotage.
Footage claiming to show the explosion at Dyagilevo has also been published online.
Two strategic locations for the Russian Air Force
Engels-2 is a strategic bomber base located in the Saratov region. There have been numerous reports of the base serving as one of the main locations for launching cruise missile attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure.
The attacks, started in earnest in August 2022, have been credited with disabling large parts of Ukraine’s electricity grid and causing constant blackouts in the country.
Dyagilevo is also a strategic bomber base. Located not far from Moscow, it is the main training center for Russia’s strategic bomber crews.
In the last days of November, additional Tupolev Tu-95 and Tu-160 strategic bombers were transferred to Engels airbase, causing concerns of more and larger attacks.
The bombers have been scrambled several times without launching an attack.
Numerous attacks have targeted Russian airbases since the start of the large-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. However, such bases, located in the nearby Belgorod region and the occupied peninsula of Crimea, were in close proximity to the frontlines, and within reach of Ukrainian kamikaze drones and short-range ballistic missiles.
Engels and Dyagilevo airbases are located 500 kilometers (300 miles) and 460 kilometers (281 miles) from the Ukrainian border, indicating that the attacks are unlikely to have been launched from the Ukrainian territory.
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