British intelligence says Kiev and Moscow are trying to “reach the enemy’s strategic depth.”
The United Kingdom’s intelligence services indicated this Friday that both Russia and Ukraine have experienced “attacks of unusual intensity” this week in areas far from the front line, in an attempt by both countries to “reach the strategic depth of the opponent “.
“Both Russia and Ukraine experienced attacks of unusual intensity far from their lines in the last four days. There were reports of explosions at Russian logistics centers, air bases and command posts in Crimea, the Krasnodar region and near Moscow,” they said.
Thus, they pointed out that “it is very likely that the Russian Black Sea Fleet was intensively attacked,” although they emphasized that “the explosions at the Chkalovski air base near Moscow were probably the ones that had the greatest strategic impact. “ Take care of the Russian leadership.
“This is a sensitive location because, in addition to the VIP transport of Russian leaders, special military aircraft are also stationed here,” they explained, according to a statement published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the former social network Twitter.
In this sense, they have pointed to alleged damage suffered by an Ilyushin Il-18, which they described as “a valuable asset that carries out missions that include electronic intelligence collection.” On the other hand, he noted that “Russia has repeatedly carried out long-range bombing campaigns across Ukraine over the past week.”
“This unusual intensity is likely due in part to a response to the incidents in Russia and Crimea. Since fighting on the ground is relatively static, both sides seek to gain advantages by hitting the opponent’s strategic depth,” they emphasized.