You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver
- Mar 3, 2009
That's pretty expensive: 8 Russian fighter jets is probably about $100-200 million.People have probably already heard about the Ukrainian strike on Russia's Saky airbase in occupied Crimea.
There's a pretty incredible before-and-after satellite photographic slider here;
Multiple aircraft at Saky base in Crimea blown up, with the new evidence suggesting possibility of targeted attackwww.theguardian.com
Satellite images were taken 4 hours before the attack, and then the next day. They confirm 8 Russian aircraft were destroyed in the strike. This vitally shows that Ukraine is able to utilise long-range missile artillery, and is able to bypass Russian air defence.
Although Ukraine has not confirmed a missile strike: there is a suggestion that it was partisans or special forces who may have got close enough to fly explosive drones into the ammo/fuel stores.