According to analysts, “Engels-2” is one of the most important bases of the Russian Air Force, as two regiments of strategic bombers are located here, which are part of the Russian tactics of aerial nuclear deterrence.
The next massive attack by Russia on Ukraine with the participation of bombers is obviously inevitable. Experts warn of a new powerful air attack by the Russian Federation, analyzing satellite images of the Engels-2 airfield near Saratov from the companies Maxar Technologies and Planet Labs, reports Spiegel .
Pictures from November 28 show activity at the airfield. There, allegedly, two dozen Tu-95 and Tu-160 long-range bombers are preparing for another attack.
“Activity at the base is extremely high,” independent military analyst Arda Mevlutoglu confirmed to Spiegel. There are also fuel tanks near the bombers, large boxes of ammunition, vehicles and repair materials. The analyst declares:
“It is also interesting that many large cargo planes are parked on the tarmac, indicating a recent large shipment to the base, possibly cruise missiles… The unusually high number of bombers on the tarmac indicates increased operations, if not an imminent large-scale attack.”
Konrad Muzyka, a military expert at Rochan Consulting, also sees signs of increased activity at the base:
“There’s a lot of movement on the ground, a lot of aircraft being serviced and obviously getting ready for new missions. You also see carts that can be used to transport Kh-55 or Kh-101 cruise missiles.”
It is noted that Russia has repeatedly used cruise missiles of this type during air strikes on Ukraine.
According to analysts, “Engels-2” is one of the most important bases of the Russian Air Force, as two regiments of strategic bombers are located here, which are part of the Russian tactics of aerial nuclear deterrence. In February, Russia deployed additional bombers there in preparation for a major war, and has since used the base for large-scale airstrikes in Ukraine.
Warning of a new Russian missile attack on Ukraine
After Russia’s massive missile attack on Ukraine on November 23, as a result of which large-scale power outages were recorded throughout our country, the authorities and experts warned that the Russian Federation would prepare a new strike . President Zelenskyi also stated this in his address .
The Russians need 7 to 14 days to prepare for a new attack of such power as on November 23 , said the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Vadym Denysenko.
We will remind you that since the beginning of October, Russia has been attacking energy facilities throughout Ukraine. The Kremlin’s goal is to make Ukrainians freeze and push Kyiv to negotiate.
Wasn’t engels the name of an extremely nasty nazi in WWII?
No. Friedrich Engels was a communist.
Long range missiles are needed now to eliminate this threat.