Millerovo air base attack
|Millerovo air base attack|
|Part of the spillover in Western Russia of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine|
|Casualties and losses|
One Su-30SM destroyed|
Several people wounded
At least two Su-30SMs destroyed
On 25 February 2022, the Russian air base in Millerovo, Rostov Oblast, Russia was attacked by Ukrainian forces during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. According to some Ukrainian officials, Ukrainian military forces attacked the Millerovo air base with OTR-21 Tochka missiles, destroying Russian Air Force planes and setting the airbase on fire.
Millerovo is a town in Rostov Oblast in Russia, about 80 kilometers from Luhansk, a territory in the Donbas region bordering Russia and partially Russian-rebel held since the beginning of the War in Donbas.
A local law enforcement agency source told local outlet Komsomolskaya Pravda that a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile had hit the facility. Another local outlet, Rostov Gazeta reported that the attack was carried out by Ukrainian armed formations.
Editor-in-chief edition of Ukrainian largest online media Censor.net Yuriy Butusov called the attack "One of the most successful Armed Forces of Ukraine operations in the history of war" and "defeat, which Putin will not be able to hide".
The attack, which the Ukrainian Armed Forces did not officially comment on, was reportedly launched in response to the shelling of Ukrainian cities by Russian forces.
Multiple people were reported to be wounded, and one pilot reportedly died later of his wounds. At least one Sukhoi Su-30SM was destroyed on the ground per tweeted images. However, Ukrainian officials and military experts have claimed that at least two Russian Su-30SM fighters were destroyed on the ground.
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