While the head of Ukrainian military intelligence recently confirmed that soldiers under his command are deployed in Russia, a video of the attack on the Pskov air base confirms that a drone with a camera was present. The similar impacts, the precision of the attack and the Ukrainian announcements suggest that the attack in question was not carried out from Ukrainian territory but directly from the surroundings of the airport.
An interview…and information
This August 31, The Warzone published a interview carried out with Major General Kyrylo Budanov, head of the General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (GUR). This seemed centered on the recent strikes and in particular those on the military part of Pskov airport (Pskov oblast, Russia). If he specified that “We (Ukrainian military) work from the territory of Russia“, he gave no information on the means used for this attack or if GUR personnel were involved or if it was the work of Russian partisans.
700 km behind the border
The range of the means engaged is surprising, but the Ukrainians have suicide drones with sufficient range, as explained in the video below. However, if the airport is 680-700 kilometers from the Ukrainian-Russian border, several elements do not match a long-range drone attack, similar to previous attacks on Moscow or even Engels-2 and Dyagilevo air bases.