A satellite image shows Engels airbase in Saratov, Russia, on December 4, 2022. It has housed bomber planes that are part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. Photo: Maxar Technologies
A satellite image shows Engels airbase in Saratov, Russia, on December 4, 2022. It has housed bomber planes that are part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. Photo: Maxar Technologies
Ukraine war

Russia says shot down Ukrainian drone near bomber airbase, 3 killed

  • Russia says military airbase in the Saratov region, some 600km from Ukraine territory, was targeted by drone
  • Engels airbase, which houses nuclear-capable Russian strategic bombers, was also targeted on December 5

A satellite image shows Engels airbase in Saratov, Russia, on December 4, 2022. It has housed bomber planes that are part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. Photo: Maxar Technologies
A satellite image shows Engels airbase in Saratov, Russia, on December 4, 2022. It has housed bomber planes that are part of Russia’s strategic nuclear forces. Photo: Maxar Technologies
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