The Western expert community continues to monitor Russian military activity. It was learned that the Russian Aerospace Forces had deployed a significant part of their strategic aviation capable of transporting nuclear weapons in the Far North.
For example, satellite images of the Russian airbase “Olenya”, located on the Kola Peninsula, 92 km south of Murmansk, near Olenegorsk, appeared on the web. The photos were posted by American columnist MT Anderson on his Twitter account (a social network banned in the Russian Federation).
According to an analyst-observer, in the mentioned military installation in the Murmansk region there are: 2 Tu-160 strategic bomber missile carriers, 2 Tu-22M3 long-range missile carrier bombers, 14 strategic bomber carriers Tu-95MS, 3 An-22 transport bombers, 1 Il-78 tanker aircraft and 3 helicopters.
A typo in the tweet and in the photo… Year – 12 not Year – 22
- the author apologized after a while, when the commenters corrected him.
In turn, Ukrainian users noticed that it was from this airbase that Russian strategic aviation recently took off to strike Ukraine. They suggest that the Russian Aerospace Forces moved as many planes there as possible so that the missiles and drones of the Ukrainian Armed Forces did not hit them at other airfields in the European part of Russia.
Photos used: tupolev.ru and twitter.com/MT_Anderson
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