Ukraine’s Drones Keep Hitting Russia’s Bomber Bases. Now Russian Missile Crews Are Getting Jumpy.

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It was the first full day of the wider war, after all—and Russian planes were thick in the sky over north-central Ukraine. “Both Russian and Ukrainian aircraft were threatened by friendly fire at this time,” Mykhaylo Zabrodskyi, Jack Watling, Oleksandr Danylyuk and Nick Reynolds explained in a study for the Royal United Services Institute in London. It’s possible the same fear and confusion that made the sky over Kyiv so dangerous back in February now has afflicted the air space over Saratov Oblast.