satellite imagery, published by @derspiegel, of Engels air force base in central Russia, showing Tu-95 and Tu-160 long-range bombers on Nov. 28 (obtained from @Maxar). Spiegel says the imagery shows an unusual amount of activity at the base. pic.twitter.com/jkYDCKi3kr— Mike Eckel (@Mike_Eckel) December 1, 2022
* Dozens of Russia bombers seen massing at Engels-2 air base near city of Saratov
* Satellite images reveal what appear to be ammo crates for cruise missiles nearby
* Analysts say bombers are preparing for new large-scale attack on Ukraine which will likely target its key infrastructure
Russia appears to be preparing for another large-scale air attack on Ukraine with dozens of bombers spotted massing at a key airbase.
Two dozen Tu-95 and Tu-160 long-range bombers have gathered at Engels-2 air base, near the city of Saratov, alongside fuel tanks, support vehicles, and repair supplies.
Analysts say crates - likely ammunition boxes containing Kh-55 and Kh-101 cruise missiles - are also visible near the aircraft, suggesting a large-scale attack on Ukraine is 'imminent.'
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WNU Editor: Some commentators are saying that this gathering of bombers is not unusual.
You do not gather two dozen strategic bombers alongside fuel tanks, support vehicles, and crates that are likely ammunition boxes to conduct a photo-op or exercise. You gather together this type of firepower because you have plans to use it.
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