Ukraine Launches Major Attack on Russia, Hitting Cities and Airbase

On Tuesday night, the Ukrainian Armed Forces launched an attack on several Russian cities, military installations, and the Black Sea Fleet’s Sevastopol base in Crimea.

This is the biggest single-night attack against Russia since the beginning of the war. This seems to be a new phase of the war in which Ukraine is not concerned with Russian threats of escalation but instead is trying to take the political initiative away from Vladimir Putin on top of the operational tempo that they already control.


The home port of the Black Sea Fleet in Russia was attacked by a combined UAV-USV attack. No damage claims were made.


No word has been released on the number of drones that hit Tula, or their target. However, it is likely to have been a large military airbase. No information was given on the damage or its amount.


Ryazam reported that there were UAV attacks by Ukrainians. The Russian Airborne Forces headquarters, also known as the Vozdushno Desantnye Voska Rossii (VDV), was the target. The 76th Guards Air Assault Regiment, part of the VDV, is currently engaged in hand-to-glond combat near Robotyne.


Ukrainian UAVs hit Lipetsk. No video or other information is available on the strike, its target, or the damage.


Russian media reported that drones from Ukraine struck the oil refinery at Kaluga. No damage has been reported.


Drones from Ukraine attacked an electronics production facility for defense and the Druzhba Oil Depot. No reports have been made on the extent of damage.

Tonight, targets in Bryansk will be attacked again.


A helicopter gunship downed a Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle. No information is available on the target of the attack or how many drones it included.

Ironically, the Wagner Group PMC sticker was attached to the drone that crashed. The Ukrainians were trolling us, I think.


Ostrov Airbase is located in Pskov, and it’s home to Russian strategic airlifters and bombers. Russian sources claim that at least 21 drones attacked the airbase.

The Russian state-run news agency TASS acknowledged that four IL76 transports were damaged.

As Russia comes under intense Ukrainian attack, six Russian cities are hit and one airbase is ravaged

Two aircraft totaled losses when “two aircraft were engulfed by fire”.

As Russia comes under intense Ukrainian attack, six Russian cities are hit and one airbase is ravaged

Cloud cover obscured part of the airbase, which was a major problem. Satellite images confirm two damaged aircraft.

It was hilarious to see the reaction to this strike. The distance between the closest Ukrainian territory and the Ostrov Airbase is approximately 300 miles. Estonia is just 30 miles away from the target. This can only mean one of two possibilities. It’s not surprising that the British did it.

The Ukrainians may have done it with the Estonians’ help, which means war!!11!! !1!.

The highly probable possibility that Ukrainian Special Operations Forces were behind the attack is ignored. The attack on a Russian airbase was made just 20 miles away from Latvia several months ago. However, because Russia didn’t appear to be losing the war, no undies were soiled. The attack could have also been launched from the sea and flown over Estonian airspace.

Russian media personalities have been frothing. Vladimir Solovyov is more Vladimir Solovyov than usual.

While I write this, reports of Ukrainian drone strikes tonight are coming in from Crimea. There are at least two different politico-military strategies in play.

Putin is in trouble politically. No matter what Douglas Macgregor told Tucker Carlson, the “special military operations” was a failure. There is no way to bring Putin to a satisfactory conclusion. The Russian economy has collapsed. Oil and gas sales are keeping it afloat as business and industry crumble. The ruble will fall into freefall when the Russian foreign exchange cannot artificially support it, currently trading at 100 per dollar. Around a million Russians with ambition and skills have fled to another country to avoid conscription and work. The middle class in Russia is growing disenchanted by the war. Up to 300,000 Russian young men have died or been wounded in Ukraine. Morale on the Southern Front, which is critical, seems on the verge of a repeat of 1917. A mutiny was led by a member of his inner circle in the summer. Last week, he settled his scores (Russian State Media Says Wagner Group Honcho Yevgeny Prigozhin is Dead; What’s Next?) This affair makes him appear weak. Putin is weakened by the constant drone attacks against Russia. There are currently over 190.

Every drone attack on Moscow or strategic airbases resounds the message that “the Tsar was not invincible, and the war has been lost”.

Washington was the second audience of last night’s broadcast. Washington is afraid of “escalation” and has not given Ukraine the weapons it needs to win this conflict. This stupidity increased the death toll on both sides, and I hope it will earn the architects of this madness a place in Hell once they have done all they can on Earth. It was the same stupidity that stopped us from attacking “sanctuary areas” during the Korean War and Vietnam War.

Ukraine is developing weapons capable of striking into Russia. These drone strikes and future weapons on Moscow and other Russian targets are a message from Washington that we will build our own weapons and use them as we please.

Let me close with one of the greatest military quotes from World War II. General Sir Arthur “Bomber Harris” was the architect behind the carpet-bombing campaigns that devastated the German heartland. The Russians won’t be in such a bad situation, but the principle still applies. Many of Putin’s decisions were based on the assumption Russia was impervious to attack, and that he would be able to bully NATO. He was wrong.