Thanks to the strikes of unidentified UAVs in the russian federation, incidents continue to occur at various objects used by the occupiers to wage war against Ukraine. It seems that the attack on the oil transfer terminal in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol on April 29 was an easy prelude.
According to available information, on the night of May 3, two more strategic objects were hit in the territory of the russian federation - the Taman transshipment complex of liquefied gas and petroleum products, which is a key object of the Taman port, as well as the Seshcha airfield in the Bryansk region.
Available videos from the Taman scene show at least one of the tanks on fire. The local administration reported on the high complexity of the fire.
It is reported that the fire covered an area of 1,200 square meters. Five fire engines and about 200 firefighters were involved in extinguishing the fire.
It should be noted that the russians position the Taman transshipment complex as "the largest in the Black Sea region". The total volume of the reservoir park of oil products and liquefied gas of this complex is more than 1 million cubic meters.
Also, on the night of May 3, another strategic object was attacked on the territory of the russian federation - the Seshcha airfield in the Bryansk region, which is the air base for the 566th military transport aviation regiment of the russian Aerospace Forces. This is the only air regiment in the russian Armed Forces armed with the An-124 Ruslan heavy transport aircraft (NATO reporting name: Condor).
It should be noted that the Seshcha airfield is also actively used by the russians to base tactical aviation, which is used to carry out strikes on the territory of Ukraine. According to russian mass media, the airbase was attacked by UAVs and one of the Ruslan aircraft was damaged.
It should be noted that the objects that were attacked by 'unknown' UAVs are located at a considerable distance from the territory of Ukraine. In particular, the Seshcha airfield is located at a distance of about 160 km from the border with Ukraine.
In turn, the Taman transshipment complex is located at least 280 km from the current front line. It can be argued with a high degree of probability that the drones that hit this object must have a range of more than 300 km and, in addition, they must overcome front-line zone and the occupied territory, where it is noted that the occupiers have a significant amount of air defense equipment.
In addition, the damage to such facilities as the port and the airfield where strategic military transport aircraft are based eloquently testifies to the state of russian air defense and the inability of the occupiers to protect all important facilities from air attacks. In view of this, it can be argued that the massive use of cheap long-range kamikaze drones against the russian federation is quite an effective means of harming the military potential of the aggressor country.
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