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Putin blasted over ‘inability to defend Russian territory’ further threatening his ‘hold on power’ amid drone attacks

by LLB political Reporter
31st Aug 23 12:53 pm

Vladimir Putin has been blasted by Russian military bloggers for leaving their “local assets” vulnerable after Russia was rocked by the “biggest ever drone attack.”

Waves of drone attacks conducted by Ukrainian forces hit multiple locations across the Russian Federation on Wednesday.

Russian military bloggers have hit out at the Kremlin for failing to “defend the Russian territory” as between 10 and 20 drones attacked an airport in the Pskov Oblast forcing Moscow’s Vnuukovo airport to close.

Four-engine turbofan strategic transport planes which deliver heavy machinery were destroyed in the drone attack.

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Drones were reported to have been shot down over Moscow, Kaluga, Ryazan, Oryol and Bryansk, and officials in Crimea also reported drones targeting the port city of Sevastopol were repelled.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that this was a “mass” attack and Russian air defences had downed a drone which was heading towards the capital city.

Michael Bociurkiw, global affairs analyst and senior fellow at The Atlantic Council, told Daily Express US that “We are looking at various types of targets, for example the very aircraft used to bomb Ukrainian cities and kill civilians.

“And targets that help supply the Putin war machine such as these factories.

“The strikes were brilliantly, strategically thought out but when you tie this together, they are meant to weaken the ability of Russia to push more aggression into Ukraine.

Ukraine is bringing the war to the doorsteps of average Russians and the Russian elite. This also threatens Putin’s hold on power and it is a huge humiliation.”

Former NATO official Edward Hunter-Christie said these attacks prove “the air war is now genuinely mutual.”

He wrote on Twitter, “It is a long night. But to think that the air war is now genuinely mutual, and on the Ukrainian side based solely on Ukrainian-made systems, is extraordinary.

Russia has lost the initiative and the ability to shape events in every domain. Ukraine is gaining both, in all domains.”

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